A talk in Moscow in 1994 about judicial oversight of executive powers

In the light of the current debates about the future of the Human Rights Act and the ability (or otherwise) of the common law to fill any perceived gaps if that Act were repealed,  I thought it might be of interest if I published a talk I gave at a seminar in Moscow 22 years ago.  This was at a time when Russia’s rulers seemed to be very interested in studying the judicial systems of different Western countries, and in adopting or adapting such parts of them as seemed appropriate to Russian traditions and culture.

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