UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Eoin Carolan: An oligarchy of the self-interested or enthusiastic?: Open Public Services in the Big Society

Open Public Services and the Big Society The coalition government’s programme of public service reform continues apace. The coming into effect of parts of the Health and Social Care Act … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

Jeff King: Deference, Dialogue and Animal Defenders International

In Animal Defenders International, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the British ban on political advertising in the broadcast media (s.321 Communications Act 2003), consistently with the judgments of … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Jacob Rowbottom: A surprise ruling? Strasbourg upholds the ban on paid political ads on TV and Radio

The European Court of Human Rights has given its decision in Animal Defenders International , holding that the ban on political advertising on the broadcast media does not violate Article … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

James Lambert: Law Via the Internet Conference 2013

Why is an international conference on free access to law being hosted this year in Jersey (population 90,000 and British Crown Dependency)? It is 11 years since the declaration on … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kate Malleson: Is the UK the only OECD country that does not have excellent women lawyers fit for our highest courts?

Readers will be forgiven for not noticing, but on 8 April 2013 Lord Justice Hughes and Lord Justice Toulson were sworn in as Justices of the UK Supreme Court. Their … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

Craig Prescott: The Union, Constitutional Change and Constitutional Conventions (and English Regionalism?)

Last week, the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee published their report, Do We Need A Constitutional Convention For the UK? (HC 2012-13  371). It is an interesting … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dawn Oliver: Parliamentary Sovereignty in Comparative Perspective

I Parliamentary sovereignty in other countries  In this post I defend the absence of judicial strike down powers in the UK by exploring the ways in which other countries besides … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 6 Comments
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