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Christine Bell: A Modest Proposal: Power-sharing for the UK

This blog argues that the UK is moving towards a form of consociational (political power-sharing) constitutional settlement. I consider whether embracing and developing its silent consociational elements could form the … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Paul Reid: ‘English votes on English law’: Just Another Running Repair

It has taken a while, but we have a solution to the West Lothian question, so we are told. English votes, on English law. By amending the Standing Orders of … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

George Williams: An Australian Perspective on the UK Human Rights Act Debate

Editors’ note: This post is based on a presentation titled ‘This Way, That Way, The Other Way? Directions for Human Rights in the UK’ delivered by Prof Williams at the … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

David Feldman: ‘England’ as a Legal and Constitutional Notion

Proposed changes to devolution arrangements in the UK have given rise to the idea of restricting parliamentary votes on ‘English laws’ to ‘English’ M.P.s (‘English votes for English laws’, or … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Constitutional Standards, Constitutional Change and EVEL

REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE BLOG OF THE CONSTITUTION UNIT. On August 25th, the Constitution Unit UCL, with the support of the Constitution Society, published the second edition of ‘The … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Sarah Lambrecht: Criticism of the European Court of Human Rights: A UK Phenomenon?

Editors’ note: The blog invited constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We end this series with a post by … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

James Hand: Cutting the Courts – A Comment on the Proposal on the Provision of Court and Tribunal Estate in England and Wales

The Government have proposed the closure of almost 20% of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales as part of plans to modernise the justice system and bring about … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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