Executive Privilege

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This encyclopaedia entry is a detailed comparative law analysis of the evolution and operation of the constitutional law principle of executive privilege. It examines this constitutional law principle in four common law jurisdictions: the UK, the US, Australia and Canada. It addresses Crown privilege, public interest immunity, state secrets privilege and evidentiary privilege. And in doing so addresses the role of the executive and its relationship with the legislature and the judiciary, and thus the separation of powers.

Bibliographic note

This is a 6,000 word encyclopaedia entry that will be published here: http://oxcon.ouplaw.com/home/mpeccol. It is with the publisher awaiting publication.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMax Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law
EditorsRainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rudiger Wolfrum
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


  • constitutional law, comparative law, executive privilege, common law traditions, public interest immunity