Scottish Public Law Group Annual Conference The SPLG’s Annual Update Conference on public law will take place on Monday 11th June at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh. This full day conference … Continue reading
A number of events have been held recently in Canada to mark the 30th anniversary of the ‘patriation’ of the constitution through the (Westminster enacted) Canada Act 1982, schedule B … Continue reading
David Mead: Be careful what you wish for….it may never happen: the curious incident of peaceful protest under the coalition
If a week’s a long time in politics, then two years is surely a couple of lifetimes? Hidden away – it now seems – in the coalition’s Programme for Government … Continue reading
In conducting constitutional review with a proportionality test, much depends on the how the purpose of the challenged legislation is characterized by the reviewing court. It is a commonplace that … Continue reading
The event is organised by the Italian Cultural Institute of London, the Devolution Club, the UK Constitutional Law Group, the Federal Trust, London Metropolitan University, and the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development.
Should judges update the meaning of statutes? Consider Yemshaw v London Borough of Hounslow  UKSC 3, in which the Supreme Court updated a statute. The question in Yemshaw was … Continue reading
Imagine that Parliament has recently passed a provision authorising the indefinite detention without trial of suspected terrorists. The measure was passed during a public panic about terrorism. Public opinion and … Continue reading