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Freedom from Civil Arrest and Legal Process for Members of Parliament

Josh Chafetz

in Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113259
eISBN:
9780300134896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113259.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the freedom from civil arrest historically guaranteed to Members of Parliament. In its earliest form, the privilege was a royal right and was enforced by officials of the ... More


Free Speech in Parliament

Josh Chafetz

in Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113259
eISBN:
9780300134896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113259.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the parliamentary privilege of free speech and debate, and it compares the liberty enjoyed by MPs to that enjoyed by ordinary citizens and the press. The Blackstonian model took ... More


The Collapse of the Republican Alliance

Ronald Hutton

in The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203926
eISBN:
9780191676048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The new regime called itself a Parliament, and took to itself not only the legislative and judicial functions associated with that institution, but also the policy-making function of a monarch or ... More


Barristers in Parliament

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the parliamentary career options for barristers in England during the period from 1860 to 1730. During this period, a sizable number of barristers became members of the House of ... More


Conclusion

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the condition and development of barristers and the Inns of Court in England during the period from 1860 to 1730. During the later ... More


Civilizing Mammon: Laws, Morals, and the City in Nineteenth-Century England

PAUL JOHNSON

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the development of the moral and legal environment of the City of London in general, and the Stock Exchange in particular, during ... More


‘Fittest Speech’: Rhetoric and Debate

in Theater of State: Parliament and Political Culture in Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752886
eISBN:
9780804781015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752886.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the communicative strategies within the Houses whereby success or failure was determined by how MPs and peers navigated the minefields of eloquence and rhetoric. Nowhere was the ... More


Bribing Legislators During the Raj 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0044
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the legal aspects concerning the bribery of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Members of Parliament (MP) in India. Under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, it ... More


Foreword* in The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0037
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United Nations (UN) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It asserts that this relationship is not perhaps ... More


Criminal Misconduct and the Constitution

Jeremy Horder

in Criminal Misconduct in Office: Law and Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198823704
eISBN:
9780191862304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823704.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

I provide reasons to regard to courts’ power to apply the misconduct offence to the conduct of Members of Parliament as a vital measure of last resort to deter and punish corruption at the highest ... More


Beyond weakness: policy analysis in the French parliament

Olivier Rozenberg and Yves Surel

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The French Parliament is well-known for its weakness under the Fifth Republic. The constitutional domination of the executive power is not only marked in terms of legislative procedure but also bears ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Horder

in Criminal Misconduct in Office: Law and Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198823704
eISBN:
9780191862304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823704.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The criminal law has the resources to address corruption in politics, if prosecutors are willing to use it, and if courts are willing to interpret it so that it provides adequate coverage of ... More


Bribery and Mps 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0045
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the legal issues relevant to the bribery of Members of Parliament (MP) in India. Under Article 105(2) of the Indian Constitution, no MP shall be liable to legal proceedings 'in ... More


Criminal Misconduct in Office: Law and Politics

Jeremy Horder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198823704
eISBN:
9780191862304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823704.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The book is principally concerned with the use of the criminal law to deter and punish corruption in politics: from employing family members at public expense to improper spending on elections. Its ... More


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