‘Unless the government allows effective scrutiny by Parliament of treaties that affect rights in the UK, it may be in breach of its duty of accountability, opening the door for the courts may intervene’

Writing in The Constitution Society, PLP Deputy Research Director Arabella Lang reflects on a recent PLP panel discussion on treaty accountability in the UK and asks:

  • Is exceptional treatment of treaties justified under the constitution?
  • Why has Parliament shown so little interest in holding the government to account for its treaty actions?
  • When and why might accountability come from the courts instead?

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