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Cheney v Conn [1968]


  • A taxpayer challenged the validity of the Finance Act 1964, as it contained provisions for the finance of nuclear weapons which was prohibited by the Geneva Convention


  • Could an Act be invalid for breaching international laws


  • No


  • Parliament is supreme, even over international law
  • This appears to have changed now regarding EU law, though perhaps due simply to the nature of the EU and its explicit legislative dominance according to the EC Act 1972
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