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Systemic unfairness, access to justice, and futility: a framework

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This article develops a conceptual framework for access to justice as a ground of judicial review in English law. We identify a hitherto undertheorised strand of cases which enable courts to review policy within proper constitutional bounds: the doctrine of systemic unfairness, which focuses on risks inherent in a system as a whole. In the context of access to justice, the relevant systemic risk is one of futility: a rational litigant’s inability to vindicate a meritorious claim. Proving the ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/ojls/gqaa017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4647-1126
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
561–590
Publication date:
2020-09-25
Acceptance date:
2020-01-17
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-3820
ISSN:
0143-6503
Source identifiers:
1083207
Language:
English
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pubs:1083207
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uuid:59c18a7f-1ce9-4fb0-ac40-bd599f573a51
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pubs:1083207
Deposit date:
2020-01-19

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