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Carol Harlow: Press, Police and Parliament

So the silly season is back with a second instalment of last year’s soap opera but with the two main protagonists, Politicians and Press, in different stances! The Daily Telegraph, … Continue reading

July 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Colin Harvey: Where now for the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Process?

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) submitted its advice on a Bill of Rights on 10th December 2008 (I should declare that I served as a human rights commissioner … Continue reading

July 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Andrew Le Sueur: Crazy constitutionalism

I’m reading David Aaronovitch’s Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History (2009). It’s excellent, but although it makes passing reference to conspiracy theories about the … Continue reading

July 22, 2011 · 19 Comments

Lords Constitution Committee report on reform process

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has published a report on the process of constitutional change in the UK today; read it here. The report concludes: “67.  We believe that the … Continue reading

July 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Robert Hazell and Kate Malleson: Increasing democratic accountability in the appointment of senior judges

The Lords Constitutional Committee’s inquiry into the judicial appointments process has asked what role should be played by the executive and Parliament in the appointments process of the senior judiciary. … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

Durham University: Separation of Powers Workshop

Contemporary issues in separation of powers workshop 15 July, 12:15 to 17:30, Tristram Room, St John’s College, Durham University The Human Rights Centre will be hosting a workshop themed around … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

THES: The Bill of Rights Commission

Readers might be interested to know that Colin Harvey and Colm O’Cinneide have  published a short opinion piece in the Times Higher Education  Supplement on the recently established Bill of Rights Commission. … Continue reading

July 3, 2011 · Leave a comment
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