Justice and security in the United Kingdom

Tomkins, A. (2014) Justice and security in the United Kingdom. Israel Law Review, 47(3), pp. 305-329. (doi:10.1017/S0021223714000119)

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This paper outlines the ways in which the United Kingdom manages civil litigation concerning sensitive national security material. These are: the common law of public interest immunity; the use of closed material procedure and special advocates; and the secret hearings of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. With these existing alternatives in mind the paper analyses the background to, the reasons for, and the controversies associated with the Justice and Security Act 2013, enacted in the wake of the UK Supreme Court’s 2011 ruling in Al Rawi v Security Service.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press. Copyright © 2014 Cambridge University Press and The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tomkins, Professor Adam
Authors: Tomkins, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Israel Law Review
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):2047-9336
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Cambridge University Press and The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
First Published:First published in Israel Law Review 2014 47(3):305-329
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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