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    Parliamentary sovereignty is a constitutional relic. It has been rendered permanently obsolete, in particular, by the supremacy of EU law and the UK’s statutory recognition of human rights. This doctrine can never be restored to the UK constitution.
    Critically discuss.

    What points would i have to include, it is a 1200 word essay.
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    (Original post by Noor124)
    How would i go about answering such a question?
    Parliamentary sovereignty is a constitutional relic. It has been rendered permanently obsolete, in particular, by the supremacy of EU law and the UK’s statutory recognition of human rights. This doctrine can never be restored to the UK constitution.
    Critically discuss.

    What points would i have to include, it is a 1200 word essay.
    Thursday's judgment, R (Miller) v SS for Exiting the European Union is a bit of a gift for that question - just read it. You can probably start at para 18 if the relevance of the judgment to the question hasn't already hit you up the face.
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    Thursday's judgment, R (Miller) v SS for Exiting the European Union is a bit of a gift for that question - just read it. You can probably start at para 18 if the relevance of the judgment to the question hasn't already hit you up the face.
    Thanks, you're a savior! this case has so much key info related to the question.
    i was wondering whether you could help me with the structure of the essay??.... I'm kind of confused on how i would start it.
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    (Original post by Noor124)
    Thanks, you're a savior! this case has so much key info related to the question.
    i was wondering whether you could help me with the structure of the essay??.... I'm kind of confused on how i would start it.
    I would be inclined to begin by defining the doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty, where it comes from and the position it occupies/role it plays within the UK's constitutional arrangements. Then take the two principal objections and discuss how they may or have not affected the doctrine. Be careful to try and address both sides of the argument here (although the word count is very limited) but at least offer a suggestion of how, at first blush, they appear to at least limit or restrict sovereignty. In relation to EU law the Miller judgment sets that out well. In relation to the Human Rights Act you'll find it is actually a delicate balancing act between making ECHR rights enforceable before a UK court while still maintaining P sovereignty. (You might mention that other international human rights have also been incorporated by statute into UK law.) At the end of the day though the argument becomes circular - question refers to statutory recognition of human rights - so who makes statute law and who can repeal it? I think you might then be concluding with the fact that far from PS being a relic, the latest High Court judgment has very much affirmed it.
 
 
 
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