UK Constitutional Law Association

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Gordon Anthony: Axa – A view from Northern Ireland

It is a little over 6 weeks since the Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited ruling in Axa General Insurance v Lord Advocate [2011] UKSC 46. Although the ruling was of … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Phil Larkin and Alexander Horne: report on October’s parliamentary privilege seminar

A seminar on parliamentary privilege, held jointly by the Study of Parliament Group and the UK Constitutional Law Group, took place in Parliament on 12 October, with talks given by … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Stephen Tierney: The Scotland Bill before the Scottish Parliament

The Scotland Bill, which intends to implement the Calman Committee report , is currently before the Scottish Parliament for consideration under the Sewel convention. It is being assessed by a … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · 1 Comment

Derek O’Brien and Se-shauna Wheatle: The Commonwealth Caribbean and the Uses and Abuses of Comparative Constitutional Law

The practice of judges engaging in a transnational judicial conversation about constitutional rights, by referring to the judgments of international human rights courts and other constitutional courts when interpreting their … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 4 Comments

News: Ministry of Justice consultation on judicial appointments and diversity

The Ministry of Justice has this morning published a consultation paper “Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century” (CP19/2011). It seeks views on transferring the Lord Chancellor’s decision-making … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Christine Bell: Bills of Rights and Devolution: From the Universal to the Particular.

‘To produce one Bill of rights may be regarded as a misfortune.  To produce eight, looks like carelessness’. This blog picks up on Nicholas Barber’s blog of September 11, 2011.  … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 4 Comments

Seminar: Turkey’s New Constitution

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 7:00-8:30 pm, Room U8, Tower 1, LSE, Portugal Street, London. WC2A 2AE LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference “Turkey’s New Constitution” Speakers: James Dingemans Q.C. (Barrister (3 Hare … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · 1 Comment
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