UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Comment on India: Chintan Chandrachud: Koushal v Naz: The Third Way Out

December 11, 2014 will mark one year from the day on which the Indian Supreme Court delivered one of its most heavily criticised judgments in recent history – Suresh Kumar … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott: A “Permanent” Scottish Parliament and the Sovereignty of the UK Parliament: Four Perspectives

The Report of the Smith Commission for Further Devolution of Powers to the Scottish Parliament has been published. It contains an array of significant proposals concerning the devolution of further authority to … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Is a Federal Britain Now Inevitable?     

The Smith Commission Report issued today promises a restructuring of the United Kingdom which may prove to be more significant than the devolution settlement of 1997-98 itself; the acquisition of … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Merris Amos: The UK and the European Court of Human Rights

Now that the furore of the Scottish independence referendum has passed, the attention of politicians and media has once again turned to the dangers of the European Court of Human … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

James Hand and Donal Coffey: Miliband’s senate of the regions and a constitutional convention conundrum

Ed Miliband’s recent proposal for ‘an elected Senate that properly represents the towns, cities, regions and nations that make up the United Kingdom’ included reference to a ‘UK-wide Constitutional Convention’. … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Alexander Horne and Richard Kelly: Prerogative Powers and the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 is a contentious and oft criticised piece of legislation, although it does have its supporters. The government and the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee have … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 2 Comments
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