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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 · 1 Comment

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

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 I)

This is the first in a two-part contribution. Part II is available here. Introduction – manifesto watching The Conservative party is going into the 2015 General Election with a pledge … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Event: The Crisis of the Constitution

UKCLA members and blog readers are invited to the following event The Crisis of the Constitution: The General Election and the Future of the United Kingdom Date: Wednesday 11th February, 5.00pm … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

News: Reforming electoral law across the UK

In a consultation opening today the Law Commissions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out provisional proposals for reforming the law that governs the conduct of elections … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Christoph Smets: A UK senate: Competition for the Commons or federalising representation?

After the warning shot fired from the ballot boxes of the Scottish electorate in this year’s referendum on independence, the West Lothian question has stirred with renewed power. It seems … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 8 Comments
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