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Professor Aileen Kavanagh
Professor of Constitutional Governance, Law

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Aileen Kavanagh, Towards a Relational Conception of the Separation of Powers, Public Law, 2022, p10 Journal Article, 2022

The Living Constitution in Collaborative Context in, editor(s)Kate O'Regan Carlos Bernal Sujit Choudhry , Research Handbook on Constitutional Interpretation, London, Edward Elgar, 2022, pp1-10 , [Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2022

Aileen Kavanagh, The Collaborative Constitution, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, 1 - 321pp Book, 2022

Aileen Kavanagh, Comparative Political Process Review, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 18, (4), 2020, p1483 - 1489 Journal Article, 2020

Aileen Kavanagh, Recasting the Political Constitution: From Rivals to Relationships, King's Law Journal, 30, 2019, p43 - 73 Journal Article, 2019

Aileen Kavanagh, What's so Weak about Weak-Form Review? The Case of the UK Human Rightws act, International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), 2016, p1008 - 1039 Journal Article, 2016

Aileen Kavanagh, The Lure and the Limits of Dialogue, University of Toronto Law Journal, 2016, p83 - 120 Journal Article, 2016

Rights-Based Constitutional Review in the UK: From Form to Function in, editor(s)John Bell Marie-Luce Paris , Rights-Based Constitutional Review: Constitutional Courts in a Changing Landscape, London, Edward Elgar, 2016, pp63 - 94, [Chintan Chandrachud & Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2016

The Constitutional Separation of Powers in, editor(s)David Dyzenhaus Malcolm Thorburn , Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp221 - 224, [Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2016

The Role of Courts in the Joint Enterprise of Governing in, editor(s)Nick Barber Richard Ekins Paul Yowell , Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2016, pp121 - 141, [Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2016

Aileen Kavanagh, A Hard Look at the Last Word, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 2015, p825 - 847 Journal Article, 2015

The Joint Committee on Human Rights: A Hybrid Breed of Constitutional Watchdog in, editor(s)Murray Hunt Hayley Hooper Paul Yowell , Parliament and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2015, pp115 - 141, [Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2015

Aileen Kavanagh, What's so Weak about Weak-Form Review? A Rejoinder to Stephen Gardbaum, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 13, (4), 2015, p1049 - 1053 Journal Article, 2015

Aileen Kavanagh, Reasoning about Proportionality under the Human Rights Act 1998: Outcomes, Substance and Process, Law Quarterly Review, 130, 2014, p235 - 258 Journal Article, 2014

Aileen Kavanagh, Proportionality and Parliamentary Debates: Exploring Some Forbidden Territory, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 34, 2014, p443 - 479 Journal Article, 2014

Aileen Kavanagh, The Irish Constitution at 75 Years: Natural Law, Christian Values and the Ideal of Justice, Irish Jurist, 48, 2012, p71 - 102 Journal Article, 2012

Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments from Irish Free State to Irish Republic in, editor(s)Eoin Carolan , The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects, Dublin, Bloomsbury Professional, 2012, pp30 pages , [Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2012

From Appellate Committee to UK Supreme Court: Independence, Activism, and Transparency in, editor(s)James Lee , From House of Lords to Supreme Court: Judges, Jurists and the Process of Judging, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011, pp35 - 57, [Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2011

Aileen Kavanagh, Constitutionalism, Counterterrorism, and the Courts: Changes in the British Constitutional Landscape, International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), 9, 2011, p172 - 199 Journal Article, 2011

Aileen Kavanagh, Judicial Restraint in the Pursuit of Justice, University of Toronto Law Journal, 60, 2010, p23 - 40 Journal Article, 2010

Aileen Kavanagh, Special Advocates, Control Orders and the Right to a Fair Trial, Modern Law Review, 73, (5), 2010, p824 - 857 Journal Article, 2010

Aileen Kavanagh, Defending Deference in Public Law and Constitutional Theory, Law Quarterly Review, 126, (2), 2010, p222 - 250 Journal Article, 2010

Aileen Kavanagh, Judging the Judges under the Human Rights Act: Deference, Disillusionment and the "War on Terror", Public Law, 2009, p287 - 304 Journal Article, 2009

Aileen Kavanagh, Constitutional Review, the Courts, and Democratic Scepticism, Current Legal Problems, 62, 2009, p102 - 135 Journal Article, 2009

Aileen Kavanagh, Constitutional Review under the UK Human Rights Act, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 1 - 450pp Book, 2009

Aileen Kavanagh, Strasbourg, the House of Lords, or Elected Politicians: Who Decides about Rights after Re P?, 72, 2009, p828 - 843 Journal Article, 2009

Deference or Defiance? The Limits of the Judicial Role in Constitutional Adjudication in, editor(s)Grant Huscroft , Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp184 - 216, [Aileen Kavanagh] Book Chapter, 2008

Aileen Kavanagh John Oberdiek, Arguing About Law, Abingdon, Routledge, 2008, 1 - 618pp Book, 2008

Aileen Kavanagh, Parliamentary Intent, Statutory Interpretation and the Human Rights Act 1998, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 26, 2006, p179 - 209 Journal Article, 2006

Aileen Kavanagh, Pepper v Hart and Matters of Constitutional Principle, Law Quarterly Review, 120, 2005, p98 - 122 Journal Article, 2005

Aileen Kavanagh, The Role of a Bill of Rights in Reconstructing Northern Ireland, Human Rights Quarterly, 26, 2004, p956 - 982 Journal Article, 2004

Aileen Kavanagh, The Elusive Divide between Interpretation and Legislation under the Human Rights Act 1998, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 24, (2), 2004, p259 - 285 Journal Article, 2004

Aileen Kavanagh, The Idea of a Living Constitution, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 16, (1), 2003, p55 - 89 Journal Article, 2003

Aileen Kavanagh, Participation and Judicial Review: A Reply to Jeremy Waldron, Law and Philosophy, 22, 2003, p1 - 35 Journal Article, 2003

Aileen Kavanagh, Original Intention, Enacted Text, and Constitutional Interpretation, The American Journal of Jurisprudence, 47, 2002, p255 - 298 Journal Article, 2002

Aileen Kavanagh, The Quest for Legitimacy in Constitutional Interpretation, Irish Jurist, 32, 1998, p195 - 216 Journal Article, 1998

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Annual Borrin Lecturer 2021, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Erasmus+ Award, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence from the European Commission 2020

British Academy Midcareer Research Fellowship 2015

Shortlisted for the Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2009

Annual Gold Medal in Jurisprudence for Best Finals Performance in Jurisprudence, UCD 1992

Memberships

Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) 2000 – Present

Oxford and Cambridge Society of Ireland 2019 – Present