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R v Foreign Secretary, ex parte Rees-Mogg

[1994] QB 552

Case summary last updated at 08/01/2020 14:08 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v Foreign Secretary, ex parte Rees-Mogg

P tried to seek judicial review of D’s decision to ratify the Maastricht treaty. The court refused, saying that it didn’t have the jurisdiction to review the signing of treaties. 
 
Lloyd LJ: No arguments arose about standing. Suffice to say “we accept without question that Lord Rees-Mogg brings the proceedings because of his sincere concern for constitutional issues.” He endorses what Slade LJ said in Smedley

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