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dc.contributor.advisorDoyle, Oran
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Cathal
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-23T16:35:47Z
dc.date.available2017-02-23T16:35:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationCathal Curran, 'Statutory interpretation and the rule of law in Ireland', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Law, 2014, pp 295
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 10810
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/79547
dc.description.abstractThis PhD thesis addresses the theory that the default preference for literal interpretation in the statutory context instantiates a formal conception of the rule of law. This claim is reflected in the Irish constitutional framework, which centres on the law making role of the legislature and envisages a restrictive interpretative role of the courts in light of this. The theory holds that in their reticence to depart from the literal rule judges comply with the rule of law, ensuring both non-arbitrariness in adjudication and the predictability of law by channeling the literal implications of statutory texts and not their own biases or values. I will argue that this claim cannot be substantiated. This will be based on an analysis of a number of key issues to the interpretative theory outlined.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Law
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dc.subjectLaw, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleStatutory interpretation and the rule of law in Ireland
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 295
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