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Patrick O'Brien gave evidence at the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.

9 January 2014

Patrick O'brien gave evidence at the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee. The Committee was holding their fifth evidence session inquiring into the role of the judiciary if there were a codified constitution.

Witnesses:

  • Professor Dawn Oliver QC FBA, Professor of Constitutional Law, University College London
  • Dr Patrick O'Brien, University College London,
  • Professor John Bell, Director, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Michèle Olivier, Reader, Law School, University of Hull
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