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HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Helen Fenwick: Backing Down on HRA Repeal in the Queen’s Speech? De-railed Plans for Rapid Introduction of a British Bill of Rights

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Prof Helen Fenwick, … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: A Referendum on Repeal of the Human Rights Act? Why not?

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Dr Cormac Mac … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stephen Tierney: Can the Union Survive the Election?

Thursday’s election leaves the Anglo-Scottish Union on the brink. A combination of the first past the post system and the crystallisation of increasingly sharp attitudinal differences between England and Scotland … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Manifesto Watch: Aileen McHarg: The Constitutional Implications of the Rise of the SNP

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 29, 2015 · 1 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

Murray Wesson: What is the (Australian) Constitution For?

At some point in the next few years, Australians are likely to vote in a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution. The exact … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Helen Fenwick: The Conservative stance in the 2015 election on the UK’s relationship with the Strasbourg Court and its jurisprudence – bluff, exit strategy or compromise on both sides? (Part II)

This is the second in a two-part contribution. Part I is available here. Moves towards repairing relations with the Conservative government by the Strasbourg Court? I have argued elsewhere (on … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 2 Comments
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