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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Is the Climate Change Act 2008 a Constitutional Statute?
Author(s): Muinzer, Thomas L
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Keywords: Constitutional law
constitutional statutes
climate change
judicial review
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2018
Date Deposited: 16-Nov-2018
Citation: Muinzer TL (2018) Is the Climate Change Act 2008 a Constitutional Statute?. European Public Law, 24 (4), pp. 733-754.
Abstract: This study poses a question: can the UK's Climate Change Act 2008 (CCA 2008) be construed as a 'constitutional statute' in law? The consequent analysis seeks to provide an answer to this question. It also provides reasons as to why the question is important. It is concluded that it is debatable on the evidence whether the 2008 Act is a 'constitutional statute', but that the Act does have the arguable capacity to be construed in legal terms as a constitutional statute. Additionally, and related to this, it is argued (as a value judgment) that it is desirable for the CCA 2008 to be classified as a constitutional statute.
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