UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Christina Eckes and Vigjilenca Abazi: Safe Harbour Case: Safeguarding European Fundamental Rights or Creating a Patchwork of National Data Protection?

On Tuesday, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision invalid. The Court’s ruling in Case C-362/14 of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ruvi Ziegler: The ‘Brexit’ Referendum: We Need to Talk about the (General Election) Franchise

In its 27 May 2015 Queen’s speech, the Conservative government announced that ‘early legislation will be introduced to provide for an in/out referendum’. The following day, it introduced the European … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Paul Kildea: Same-sex marriage – Don’t let the people decide

Australian politics is gradually settling back down again after a tumultuous few weeks in which we saw another first-term Prime Minister deposed in a party room ‘spill’. New Prime Minister, … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Isaam Bin Haris: Judicial Review of Constitutional Amendments – Pakistan’s Uneasy Subscription to the Basic Structure Doctrine

The basic structure doctrine––first espoused by the Supreme Court of India in the celebrated case of Kesavananda Bharati v State of Kerala––allows courts to invalidate constitutional amendments on the premise … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Joshua Folkard: Horizontal Direct Effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the English Courts

The Court of Appeal has recently pronounced (twice) that some provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union have horizontal direct effect. These decisions provide some guidance … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s announcements include: The Hamlyn Lectures 2015 to be delivered by Professor Michael Freeman (UCL), November 2015 Call for Papers: Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law, 18 … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Event: Second Biennial Public Law Conference, Cambridge University

Building on the success of the inaugural Public Law Conference that was held in 2014, the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge will next year host the … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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