Richard Ekins

Head of the Judicial Power Project


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Richard Ekins is Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project. He is Professor of Law and Constitutional Government in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St John’s College.  His published work includes The Nature of Legislative Intent (OUP, 2012), the co-authored book Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights through Legislation (CUP, 2018) and the edited collections The Rise and Fall of the European Constitution (Hart Publishing, 2019), Judicial Power and the Balance of Our Constitution (Policy Exchange, 2018), Judicial Power and the Left (Policy Exchange, 2017), Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law (Hart Publishing, 2016), and Modern Challenges to the Rule of Law (LexisNexis, 2011). He has published articles in a range of leading journals, and his research has been relied upon by courts, legislators, and officials in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Richard Ekins

Related Posts & Publications

Making the Case Against Expansive Judicial Power

Making the Case Against Expansive Judicial Power

Last month Professor John Finnis delivered a comprehensive critique of the expansion of judicial power in a lecture that coincided with the launch of this website. Professors Mark Elliott, Adrienne Stone and Grégoire Webber have each contributed insightful replies,...
The Ministerial Code and the Rule of Law

The Ministerial Code and the Rule of Law

By Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame The Prime Minister has changed the Ministerial Code. The Code had said that it ‘should be read [against] the background of the overarching duty on Ministers to comply with the law including international law and treaty...