RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Empowering Tribunals to Enforce the Human Rights Act 1998

Modern Law Review, Forthcoming

12 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2020

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Joe Tomlinson

University of York; Public Law Project

Alexandra Sinclair

Public Law Project

Date Written: February 13, 2020

Abstract

In RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions — follow-on litigation from the high-profile bedroom tax cases–the Supreme Court handed down a judgment which has significant implications for social security law, the interpretation of the Human Rights Act, the tribunals system, the judicial control of delegated legislation, and access to justice. Central, however, was the issue of the enforceability of human rights. We argue that the Supreme Court was not only justified in its interpretation of the Human Rights Act but that it has made the protections of the Act more easily enforceable.

Suggested Citation

Tomlinson, Joe and Sinclair, Alexandra, RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Empowering Tribunals to Enforce the Human Rights Act 1998 (February 13, 2020). Modern Law Review, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3537638

Joe Tomlinson (Contact Author)

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