Posted by Kevin Gillan
on Mar 17, 2007 in Articles & Papers
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This lecture presented a personal view of the judicial review process to law students at Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2003 I was subject to a stop and search by police, while on my way to a demonstration. The police used powers conferred on them by the Terrorism Act 2000. Ever since I have been involved with a case that has tested that piece of legislation, and the ways in which it has been used by the police. Essentially, our argument is on two levels. First, the legislation itself is not in keeping with the weight and tradition of British law and is in conflict...