Legislated Rights in the Real World

26 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2020

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Grégoire Webber

Queen's University - Faculty of Law; London School of Economics - Law Department

Paul Yowell


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Date Written: July 2, 2020


This essay, written for a symposium in the Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies on Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights Through Legislation (Cambridge University Press 2018, pb 2019), engages with the careful and challenging contributions by Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov, Lech Garlicki, Vicki Jackson, James Kelly, and Yaniv Roznai. Organised around the theme of the relevance of Legislated Rights in the real world of fallible legislatures, the essay explores seven themes: (1) the neglect of the legislature from court-centred modes of human rights discourse; (2) the central case method; (3) the relevance of real world legislatures to the central case method; (4) populism and non-central cases; (5) the good legislator; (6) the specification of rights and the general welfare; and (7) constitutional rights and judicial review.

Keywords: human rights, constitutional rights, constitutional theory, legislatures, judicial review, central case analysis, specificationism

Suggested Citation

Webber, Grégoire and Yowell, Paul, Legislated Rights in the Real World (July 2, 2020). LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 11/2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3641697 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3641697

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