UK Constitutional Law Association

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Tobias Lock: Human Rights and EU reform in the UK and the ‘German question’

‘We only want what the Germans have’ is an unlikely paraphrase of the demands of some of those wishing to achieve human rights reform and/or EU reform in the United … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Jo Murkens: David Cameron Is Not a Visionary, He Is an Illusionist

Cross-posted from the Verfassungsblog. Prime Minister David Cameron is fond of saying that he sees Britain’s future in a reformed EU. He postures as a visionary who knows what is … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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

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

Paul Bernal: Privacy, Surveillance and Brexit….

An Englishman’s home is his castle, so the old saying goes, and it might be thought that the implication is that the English place a special importance on privacy. The … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marco Goldoni: The EP 2014 Elections: Constitutional Change or Window-Dressing?

The constitutional expectations developed around the European elections of May 2014 were effectively quite high. Faced with a mounting crisis affecting their output legitimacy, European institutions had to strengthen their … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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