Human Rights, Public Law, Asylum & Immigration

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Public Law

Public law is that part of law, which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and those relationships between individuals which are of direct concern to society. Administrative law is a branch of English Public Law concerned with the composition, procedures, powers, duties, rights and liabilities of public bodies that administer public policies. The general principle is that a public official, or an administrator must act fairly, reasonably and in accordance with the law. Judicial Review is a procedure in English administrative law by which the Courts of England & Wales supervise the exercise of public power on the application of an individual or organisation. A person who considers that an exercise of such power by a government authority, such as a minister, the local council or a statutory tribunal, is unlawful because, for example, it has violated his or her rights, may apply to the Administrative Court for judicial review of the decision and ask the Court to set aside that decision and possibly obtain damages. The court may also make a mandatory order or grant an injunction to compel the authority to do its duty or to stop it from acting illegally.

Jovanka Savic has extensive experience in public law cases – see notable cases section for further details.

Human Rights Law

Human Rights play an important part in a wide range of legal disciplines of law, including public law, family, immigration and housing to actions against the police and actions by British authorities abroad. All are subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Since the incorporation of the Human Rights Act 1998 into English law on 2 October 2000, lawyers have focussed on those rights protected by the Statute, but the United Kingdom has a long history of protecting fundamental and absolute rights, such as the right to life and liberty and will continue to do so even if the Government decides to repeal the Human Rights Act of 1998.

Jovanka Savic has successfully defended the rights and freedoms of ordinary people as well as those who have a high profile in society.

Asylum & Immigration Law

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