UK Constitutional Law Association

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Conor Gearty: The Important Inconvenience of the Rule of Law

Omar Othman is a resident of this country – guilty of no crime and up to now facing no charges – whose home country wants to put him on trial … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 8 Comments

Christopher McCrudden: Equality and the Good Friday Agreement: Fifteen Years On

 The Northern Ireland peace agreement was born on the 10th April 1998, Good Friday, in Belfast and will thus celebrate its 15th birthday next week. One of the central elements … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mark Elliott: Devolution, the West Lothian Question, and the nature of constitutional reform in the United Kingdom

Earlier this week, the McKay Commission published its Report on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons. The Commission’s terms of reference required it to determine “how the … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 18 Comments

Mike Gordon: Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne

Does the Chris Huhne affair have constitutional implications?  In one sense, the answer to this question might be a rather obvious one.  From a constitutional perspective – although certainly not … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Helen Fenwick: The Report of the Bill of Rights Commission: disappointing Conservative expectations or fulfilling them?

The Commission delivered its Report – A UK Bill of Rights? – The Choice Before Us – to the Government in December 2012. It is an odd document, dominated by … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Aileen McHarg: The Leveson Report, the Royal Charter and the Scottish Parliament: A Reply to Jamieson

Iain Jamieson’s earlier post argues that the ability of the Scottish Parliament to implement its own model of press regulation in response to the Leveson Report has effectively been ousted … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

Iain Jamieson: The Leveson Report, the Royal Charter and the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament can legislate to regulate the press in Scotland. This is because this matter  is not made a reserved matter. In principle, therefore, it would be competent for … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 3 Comments
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