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About

Research

  • The Crown
  • Constitutional Reform
  • The royal prerogative
  • Oversight issues relating to the intelligence and security services
  • Decision making and its relation to law.

Major research project

Comparative study of parliamentary oversight of the intelligence and security services.

Some examples of Sebastian's media appearances are here.

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Publications

 

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Article
Payne, S. (2011). The Conflict between Liberty and Security. Istituzioni del Federalismo [Online] 32:773-800. Available at: http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/affari_ist/Rivista_4_2011/Payne.pdf.
Payne, S. (2008). The War Prerogative and Constitutional Change. RUSI Journal [Online] 153:28-35. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03071840802249455 .
Payne, S. (2007). Reforming Britain's War Powers. RUSI Newsbrief [Online] 27:85-87. Available at: http://www.rusi.org/.
Payne, S. (2002). Britain's New Anti-Terrorist Legal Framework. RUSI Journal [Online] 147:44-52. Available at: http://www.rusi.org/publication/journal/act:index/.
Book section
Sunkin, M. and Payne, S. (1999). The Nature of the Crown: An Overview. in: Sunkin, M. and Payne, S. eds. The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis. Oxford University Press, pp. 23-32.
Sunkin, M. and Payne, S. (1999). The Royal Prerogative. in: Sunkin, M. and Payne, S. eds. The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis. Clarendon press, pp. 77-110.
Payne, S. (1994). Instructing Counsel. in: Payne, S. ed. Instructing Counsel. Croydon: Tolley Publishing Company Ltd, pp. 3-21.
Payne, S. (1994). Four studies in error. in: Payne, S. ed. Instructing Counsel. Croydon: Tolley Publishing Company Ltd, pp. 22-42.
Edited book
Eyal, J. et al. eds. (2003). Documents on British Foreign and Security Policy. Volume II: 1997-1998. London: The Stationary Office.
Sunkin, M. and Payne, S. (1999). The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis. Payne, S. and Sunkin, M. eds. Oxford University Press.
Eyal, J. et al. eds. (1998). Documents on British Foreign and Security Policy. Volume I: 1995-1997. London: The Stationary Office.
Payne, S. ed. (1994). Instructing Counsel. Croydon: Tolley Publishing Company Ltd.
Showing 12 of 13 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]
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Teaching and Supervision

Teaching

Sebastian teaches Public Law 1 & 2 to undergraduate students.

Supervision

  • The Crown.
  • Constitutional Reform in relation to the United Kingdom
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Other Academic Activities

Editorial Work

  • Legal Editor of 'Documents on British Foreign and Security Policy'.

Professional Societies

  • Barrister, Inner Temple.

External Appointments

  • Joint chair of the UK Constitutional Law Group (the national section of The International Association of Constitutional Law).
  • Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall.

Administration

  • Director of English-Italian Law programme.
  • Director of English-Spanish Law programme.

Appearances in front of the following Select Committees:

  • House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, 17th October 2013. Parliament's role in conflict decisions: an update
  • House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, 31st March 2011. Parliament's role in conflict decisions. 8th Report of Session 2010-12. HC 923
  • Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill. 21st May 2008. Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill. Report of Session 2007-08. HL Papers 166. HC Papers 551.
  • House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution, 7th December 2005. Waging war: Parliament's role and responsibility. 15th Report of Session 2005-06 HL Papers 236.
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