TAKING PARLIAMENTARY SOVEREIGNTY SERIOUSLY WITHIN A BILL OF RIGHTS FRAMEWORK

DAN MEAGHER

Abstract


[The Victorian Government has made a commitment to consult with the community on how best to protect and promote human rights in Victoria. To this end, it has established a Human Rights Consultation Committee to undertake this consultation and to report on the desirability or otherwise of enacting a Bill of Rights. The government has, however, indicated its preference for a statutory Bill of Rights and one that preserves the 'sover- eignty of Parliament'. This article takes those two government preferences as its baseline and then explores what might follow if the preservation of parliamentary sovereignty is taken seriously within a Victorian rights framework.] 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21153/dlr2005vol10no2art299

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