I want to explore three aspects of the decision in Anisminic v [I]n the Anisminic case the Act ousted the jurisdiction of the court altogether. Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission [] 2 AC (HL): The ‘ The breakthrough that the Anisminic case made was the recognition by the. II. FACTS OF THE CASE. As a result of the Suez Crisis some mining ^m;,a& properties of the appellant Anisminic located in the Sinai peninsula.

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That treaty provided for the return to British subjects of their sequestrated property excepting properties sold between 30th October and 2nd August Where the supervisory jurisdiction of the superior courts is not compromised — where the legality, rationality and procedural propriety of administrative action can still be assessed — a provision will be treated as channelling judicial review. The next material event was the making of a treaty between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the United Arab Republic on 28th February Anis,inic they had some hope or prospect of getting something after relations between casr United Kingdom and the United Arab Republic returned to normal.

Any error of law that could be shown to have been made by them in the course of reaching their decision on matters of fact or of administrative policy would result in their having asked themselves the cse question with the result that the decision they reached would be a nullity.

Third, ouster clauses are not to be interpreted out of existence. Skip to content Menu.

Chapter 9: Notes on key cases

A bus company sought anlsminic review on the ground that the Commission was investigating a merger that only affected a small part of the country see p for a map. Views Read Edit View history. Leggatt J thought that it was.


Alternatively, if the IPT has relevant expertise on some issues of law, this would favour a Cart -type approach. Indeed, the majority read the provision down so that it applied only to non-jurisdictional error at para.

This was a so called “ouster clause”. The decision illustrates the courts’ reluctance to give effect to any legislative provision that attempts to exclude their jurisdiction in judicial review.

The position is now different, a statutory right of appeal having been created by the Investigatory Powers Act These would both be consistent with channelling rather than excluding independent and impartial oversight of administrative action.

As Tom Hickman has argued [] PLs. Leggatt J was thus firmly of the view that reading section 67 8 as excluding judicial review would given the unavailability of appeal affront the rule of law.

His reasoning on this point is particularly interesting.

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The judges held as follows concerning unfairness:. The second issue was more complex and had important implications for the law on judicial review.

Given the authority of Anisminicthe answer to that question might have seemed obvious: The judges held as follows concerning unfairness: On one level, his approach is orthodox, implying a disagreement only of degree with Sir Brian Leveson P.

I want to explore three aspects cass the decision in Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission [] 2 AC which are relevant to the Privacy International ouster clause litigation.

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Indeed, the emphasis on substance over form would support the conclusion that, in principle, a body such as the Investigatory Powers Tribunal could be equipped to exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the security services — the relevant issue is whether it is so equipped, as a matter of substance.


In the former case there are anismnic reasons for insisting that a decision of the tribunal is not immune from challenge and that, if the tribunal follows an unfair process or decides the case on a wrong legal basis, the decision may be subject to judicial review by the High Court. Its purported “determination,” not being a “determination” within the meaning of the empowering legislation, was accordingly a nullity.

Applying this approach, he concluded that:.

Anisminic Ltd v Foreign Compensation Commission. This reasoning could justly be described as formalistic. Even when such an exclusion is relatively clearly worded, the courts will hold that it does not preclude them from scrutinising the decision on an error of law and quashing it when such an error occurs.

Retrieved from ” https: Both possibilities are open in Privacy Internationalin response to the internal contradictions created in RIPA by s. The tribunal concluded that the persecution of Muslim Cse members had ended; E wanted to introduce new evidence. Again, appropriate oversight would be channelled, not excluded, with substantive considerations to the fore. Secondly, the fact or evidence must have been “established”, in the sense that it was uncontentious and objectively verifiable.

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