Person

Andrew Lynch

Report

The High Court on constitutional law: the 2013 statistics

Introduction: This article presents statistical information about the High Court’s decision making for 2013 at both an institutional and individual level, with an emphasis on constitutional cases as a subset of the total. The results have been compiled using the same methodology employed in studies...
Journal article

The High Court on constitutional law: the 2011 statistics

This article presents statistical information about the High Court’s decision making for 2011 at both an institutional and individual level, with an emphasis on constitutional cases as a subset of the total. The authors emphasise the importance of acknowledging the limitations that inhere in an...
Commentary

Mamdouh Habib: who knew what, and when?

Australia should follow Canada’s lead and launch an open inquiry into an “extraordinary rendition,” write Andrew Lynch and Nicola McGarrity.
Article

Thomas v Mowbray: Australia's "war on terror" reaches the High Court

The High Court of Australia’s 2007 decision that interim control orders were not unconstitutional in Thomas v Mowbray is important in two distinct senses. First, the case concerned constitutional powers and limitations which are either infrequently considered (in particular, the Commonwealth’s legislative power with respect...
Article

A different approach to a charter of rights

IN THE WAY that only a former High Court judge can, Michael McHugh cracked the charter of rights debate wide open when he spoke at the Australian Human Rights Commission recently. McHugh’s contribution was significant not just because of his standing in the legal profession...