PUBLIC LAW is a collective term for constitutional law and administrative law. Constitutional law is concerned with the organization of the state, and the inter-relationship between the government, civil society, and the individual. Administrative law is about the governance of public bodies exercising statutory or other powers or performing public duties.
When we examine public law, we are generally concerned with how law, institutions and norms promote good governance, how political power and public law functions are legitimated, how abuses of public power are prevented or remedied, and the relationship between the individual and the state.
This blog aims to create a forum to discuss all things public law. It publishes commentaries by law professors, recent law graduates and practitioners whose legal expertise, it is hoped, contributes to existing knowledge and critique on matters of public concern.