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R v Chief Rabbi, ex p Wachmann [1993]


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


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


  • No, permission refused


  • 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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