UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Adam Tomkins: Confusion and Retreat: The Supreme Court on Devolution

The Supreme Court’s devolution jurisprudence has ebbed as well as flowed. It may be that the high-water mark was left by Robinson v Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [2002] … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Constitutional Court of South Africa: Invitation for Applications for Foreign Law Clerks

The Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa are pleased to invite applications from outstanding recent law graduates and young lawyers interested in serving as foreign law clerks. Candidates … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Edward Kirton-Darling: Expertise, Transparency and the Appointment of Lords

Peter Hennessy’s The Prime Minister: The office and its holders since 1945 is a typically authoritative and entertaining account of the personalities and powers of the Prime Minister, covering the … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Robert Leckey: Fundamental Rights, Physician-Assisted Death and the Court’s Institutional Role: A Comment on Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed its ruling on assisted suicide. In 1993, in a five-four decision, the Court had ruled that the federal government’s blanket ban … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Event: SOAS Symposium: Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring

20 March 2015, 15:25-19:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, UK 15:25 Welcome Notes: Dr. Nimer Sultany, Law Department, SOAS Professor Matthew Craven, Dean, Faculty of … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farrah Ahmed: The Untapped Potential for Constitutional Avoidance in Social Rights Adjudication

In his 2012 book, Judging Social Rights, Jeff King makes a powerful case for a limited, incrementalist, judicial approach to social rights adjudication. One of the incrementalist strategies King prescribes … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
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