Prof Anthony Bradley QC
Year of Silk/Call: 2011/1989
Anthony Bradley's specialisms include constitutional law and the protection of human rights with special reference to the European Convention on Human Rights. Before coming to the Bar, he was Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Human Rights | Regulatory
Honorary QC 2011
Anthony has frequently advised on issues of constitutional law within the UK and the Commonwealth. He has taken part in many workshops on administrative law for the Commonwealth Secretariat.
In 1998, he gave evidence to the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege. In 1999, he was consultant on human rights to the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords. From 1992 to 1998, he was Consultant on administrative law and human rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat. From 2002 to 2005, he was legal adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. In 2002, he was appointed a UK member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law ("the Venice Commission"). He has advised on the constitution of Georgia and on constitutional reform in Montenegro. In 2006, he gave evidence to the Joint Committee on the Conventions of Parliament relating to the legislative process; in 2007 he advised the House of Lords Committee on the Constitution on their inquiry into Relations between the Executive, the Judiciary and Parliament; in 2009 he gave evidence to the same committee on the constitutional implications of emergency legislation.
Appointments and memberships
European Public Law Group (University of Athens)
Executive Committee (1999-2007) and Vice-President (2004-2007), International Association of Constitutional Law
Editorial adviser, Butterworths Human Rights Cases (since 1997)
Research Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford (since 2004)
Convenor of the United Kingdom Group of the International Association of Constitutional Law (2003-2006)
Publications and training
Joint editor of Janis, Kay and Bradley, European Human Rights Law: Text and Materials (OUP, 3rd edition, 2008).
Other recent publications include: "Relations between the Executive, the Judiciary and Parliament - an evolving saga"  Public Law 470-489; and (chapters in books): "The Constitutional Position of the Judiciary" (pp 333-369) in D Feldman (ed), English Public Law (OUP, 2004; and 2nd edition, 2009); "The Human Rights Act and Judicial Review", Chapter 4 in M. Supperstone, J. Goudie and P. Walker (eds), Judicial Review (Butterworths, 3rd edition, 2005); and "The Sovereignty of Parliament - form or substance?" (Chapter 2) in J Jowell and D Oliver (eds), The Changing Constitution (OUP, 7th edition, 2007).
Since October 2003, he has given lectures, conference addresses and seminar papers in the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London; in the Worcester Law School; in the Universities of Leeds and Oxford; in the University of Connecticut School of Law; in the University of Paris II; in Turkey (Ankara and Istanbul); in Poland (University of Krakow); and in Chile (6thh World Congress on Constitutional Law at Santiago).
R v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, ex parte Bancoult Ref:  QB 1967 Date: November 2007
R (Bancoult) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No.2) Ref:  EWCA Civ 498, Times Law Report, 31 May 2007 Date: May 2007
Chagos Islanders v The Attorney General & Her Majesty's Indian Ocean Territories Commissioner Ref:  EWCA Civ 997 Date: July 2004
Taito v R Ref:  3 NZLR 577 Date: March 2002