UK Constitutional Law Association

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Colin Harvey: Who ‘Deserves’ to be a Refugee?

Does ‘status’ really matter? In the global age of human rights it seems that being a ‘person’ is all that should count.  Human rights apply to everyone. As we know, … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Paul Kildea: Reforming Australia’s federation: The People Lead the Way

As another fractious year in politics comes to an end, Griffith University has released the results of its third biennial survey on how Australians view their federal system. It reveals … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nick Barber: Does China Enjoy Greater Legitimacy Than Any Western State?

I was listening to the radio a little while ago, and heard Martin Jacques talking about China.  I listened with renewed concentration.  Jacques was formerly editor of Marxism Today, so … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tom Hickman: Justice & Security Bill: Defeat, or Not a Defeat: That is the Question.

Last week the House of Lords approved a number of amendments to the Justice and Security Bill in three divisions called by Lord Pannick (the amendments were also in names … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Gavin Phillipson: Debating the Abu Qatada affair

I watched the BBC’s flagship political debate Question Time last week and saw a panel of senior politicians from the three main parties plus UKIP debate the implications of the Abu … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 16 Comments

Paul Daly: Clinging to Gun Data

On the afternoon of December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine entered the École Polytechnique in Montréal. Over the course of about 30 minutes, Lépine prowled the corridors, classrooms and cafeteria, rifle … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Derek O’Brien: Judicial Independence in the Caribbean and Petitions Pursuant to Section 4 Judicial Committee Act

The case of Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands v The Governor and Judicial Legal Services Commission ([2012] UKPC 39) is, arguably, at least as interesting for the questions that … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment
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