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Manifesto Watch: Steve Peers: The UK’s General Election: A Fundamental Change to UK/EU Relations?

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Constitutional Implications of a UK Exit from the EU: Some Questions That Really Must Be Asked

The issue of a UK withdrawal from the EU is highly topical at present, and several aspects of a UK exit – such as its impact on the devolved nations, … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Manifesto Watch: Keith Ewing: Saor Alba and Austerity – The British Constitution and the Labour Party Manifesto

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. We begin with Professor Keith Ewing … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Eirik Bjorge: Manning the Fogmachine of War: A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, Richard Ekins, Jonathan Morgan, and Tom Tugendhat criticize the European Court … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Diletta Tega: Sovereignty of Rights vs. “Global Constitutional” Law: The Italian Constitutional Court Decision No. 238/2014

As Francesco Duranti already pointed out in his comment here at I-CONnect on 17 December 2014, Judgment no. 238, delivered on 22 October 2014, demonstrates how the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) “dialogues” with the … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Greg Weeks: Comment on Australia: A history of judicial disrespect and the current “crisis” in the Queensland judiciary

It has never been a universal requirement that a candidate for senior judicial office is either well respected or even well liked, by the public at large or by his … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stefan Theil: Constitutions as culture: Two insights from Peter Häberle’s “The rationale of constitutions from a cultural science viewpoint”

Constitutions are the cultural achievement of centuries of historical legal development, an expression of the cultural self-presentation of a people. For all their variety, constitutions seek to set the rules … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment
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