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Unpublished Paper
The Concept of Objectivity in the UK Supreme Court through a Comparative Looking Glass
ExpressO (2013)
  • Vito Breda, Cardiff University
Abstract

This essay reports on the result of hermeneutical research entitled Objectivity in the UK Judicial Discourse. The concept of objectivity generates a plurality of analysis. For instance, in legal theory, MacCormick suggests the possibility of an objective interpretation of cases. Objectivity in the UK Judicial Discourse focuses on the interpretation of the concept by common law judges. In particular, the project sought to map out the cluster of interpretations (and arguments derived therefrom) on the concept of objectivity by the House of Lords and the UK Supreme Court. The result of the study shows that within UK law there is a cluster of interpretations of the term objectivity. The article is divided into three sections. The first section discusses the theoretical understanding of the concept of objectivity. The second reports on the methodological structure of the research. The third displays the results, providing a commentary.

Keywords
  • UK Supreme Court,
  • Jurisprudence,
  • Comparative Law
Publication Date
July 3, 2013
Citation Information
Vito Breda. "The Concept of Objectivity in the UK Supreme Court through a Comparative Looking Glass" ExpressO (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vito_breda/2/