Man has long searched for a Promised Land in which the law could perfectly and impeccably reside. This pursuit is encapsulated in one question – “What is law?” Thomas Hobbes, the father of the social contract tradition, attempted an answer with a sweeping dictum: “auctoritas non veritas facit legem” (authority, not truth makes the law).… More Into the Promised Land of Authority?
In January 2010, the Supreme Court gave its judgment on HM Treasury v Ahmed. The case involved the freezing of assets of five men who were suspected of financing terrorism. Given the constitutional significance of this case and its raising of issues related to abuse of executive power, human rights, and international terrorism, it is… More Opinion: Is HM Treasury v Ahmed  the most significant human rights case heard by the UK Supreme Court to date?