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The Case Studies below follow the journey of a British Citizen whose experience serves to illustrate that separation-of-powers is, in effect absent from England’s system of government and there is no Rule-of-Law.

It appears that the ‘dilemma’ identified by Professor Joseph Raz in his 1979 work ‘The Authority of Law’ is what is now being faced.

According to Dominic Grieve, QC.

“Professor Raz argued that, seemingly within the framework of the rule of law, there can exist societies which oppress minorities, condone slavery, and support sexual inequalities – all of which would be abhorrent to liberal democracies. And yet, by adhering to strict legal structures and procedures such societies would still legitimately claim to excel in their conformity to the rule of law.

Such a legal system will allow discrimination and prejudice but all the time within the legal construct of decrees and legislation. Absent protection for human rights, courts and legal system may deprive fellow citizens of their freedom, property and ultimately their very existence. In such circumstances, the claim that the rule of law is observed is but a mockery of the truth.”    

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