R v Chief Rabbi, ex p Wachmann [1993]

Facts

  • On the ground of suspected adultery, the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish religion exiled Wachmann from the religion

Issue

  • Could the decision to exile Wachmann be adjudicated upon in judicial review proceedings

Decision

  • No, permission refused

Reasoning

  • For a body to be amendable to judicial review, it must have some connection to government; a religious organisation is therefore not amenable to judicial review
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