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McGonnell and the Bailiffs of Jersey and Guernsey: 11 Years on


Andrew Le Sueur


University of Essex - School of Law

March 15, 2012

Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 107/2012

Abstract:     
In 2000, the European Court of Human Rights found a breach of article 6 ECHR when the bailiff of Guernsey interpreted legislation in court, having some years previously been the presiding officer of the legislature when the legislation was passed. This paper explores the impact of the ruling in the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey and finds that in both islands the bailiffs continue to sit as judges and as presiding officers of the legislatures. In Sark and the United Kingdom, however, the McGonnell ruling has been a factor in prompting constitutional reform.

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Date posted: March 16, 2012  

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Le Sueur, Andrew, McGonnell and the Bailiffs of Jersey and Guernsey: 11 Years on (March 15, 2012). Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 107/2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2023151 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2023151

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Andrew Le Sueur (Contact Author)
University of Essex - School of Law ( email )
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
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