UK Constitutional Law Association

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Stefan Theil: Three insights from Peter Häberle’s “Preambles in the text and context of constitutions”

Preambles are a hallmark of constitutions, and questions regarding their inclusion and content are an important part of the drafting process: a clear majority of the 194 constitutions analysed by … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dawn Oliver: Surprises in Magna Carta

I assume that I am not the only public lawyer who decided to read Magna Carta and some literature about it for the first time this year, and found some … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tom Hickman and Maurice Sunkin: Success in Judicial Review: The Current Position

Avid readers of the legal press may have spotted the eye-catching statistic that in 2014 a meagre 1% of claims for judicial review were successful. The figure is derived from … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ben Christman: An Unholy Resurrection in the Court of Session

Relaxed standing tests for judicial review are critical to maintain the rule of law. Too restrictive, and the executive may act unlawfully – safe in the knowledge that judicial oversight … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bob Hudson: DevoManc and the NHS: Mind the gaps

Following an agreement last year to devolve powers to the Greater Manchester region and for the creation of a directly elected mayor, George Osborne has announced a new agreement to devolve … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Richard Clayton QC: Fairness, Consultation, and the Supreme Court: There Is (Sometimes) an Alternative

In the last few years Austerity Britain has generated a large number of judicial review challenges to public spending cuts, particularly against local authorities. Many cases allege that the public … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Event: What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us: Is it time to repeal the Human Rights Act?

The Faculty of Law, BPP University invite you to a symposium on ‘What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us: Is it time to repeal the … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment
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