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If it is a nullity, that could only be established by raising some kind of proceedings in court. But that would be calling the determination in question, and that is expressly prohibited by the statute.

All forms of public law challenge to a decision have the same effect, to render it a nullity. The House made obsolete the historic distinction between errors of law on the face of the record and other errors of law. But there are many cases where, although the tribunal had jurisdiction to enter on the inquiry, it has done or failed to do something in the course of the inquiry which is of such a nature that its decision is a nullity. Toggle navigation Menu.

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Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission

LORD REID : The next argument was that, by reason of the provisions of section 4 4 of the Act, the courts are precluded from considering whether the respondent's determination was a nullity, and therefore it must be treated as valid whether or not inquiry would disclose that it was a nullity. Section 4 4 is in these terms:. The respondent maintains that these are plain words only capable of having one meaning. Here is a determination which is apparently valid: there is nothing on the face of the document to cast any doubt on its validity. If it is a nullity, that could only be established by raising some kind of proceedings in court. But that would be calling the determination in question, and that is expressly prohibited by the statute.


Anisminic Ltd v Foreign Compensation Commission: HL 17 Dec 1968

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Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission [1969]

I want to explore three aspects of the decision in Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission [] 2 AC which are relevant to the Privacy International ouster clause litigation. I will explain their relevance by reference to comparative materials. First, the relationship between form and substance. This reasoning could justly be described as formalistic. But it has a strong substantive underpinning. The importance of substance can be perceived in cases from other jurisdictions: in New Zealand, where the result of giving effect to an ouster clause would be the creation of dictatorial power, Anisminic has been applied with full force Bulk Gas Users Group v Attorney-General [] NZLR but where the supervisory jurisdiction has, in substance, been preserved, courts have not engaged in Anisminic- style reasoning H v Refugee and Protection Officer [] NZCA ; and in Ireland, where individuals enjoy a constitutional right of access to the courts including the constitutionally entrenched supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court , the constitutionality of ouster clauses turns on the substantive question of whether they prevent individuals from exercising their rights In re Article 26 and the Illegal Immigrants Trafficking Bill [] 2 IR ; White v Dublin City Council [] 1 IR What matters is not the linguistic precision of the drafter but whether issues of legality, rationality and procedural propriety can be addressed by an independent and impartial tribunal.

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