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David Hart QC: TTIP – more ‘foreign’ judges critising ‘our’ laws?

Reposted from the UK Human Rights Law Blog. Last week, on 15 January 2015, TTIP was debated in the House of Commons – see here. It is important for us all, but … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Opinion 2/13 on EU accession to the ECHR: a Christmas bombshell from the European Court of Justice

On 18 December 2014, the ECJ delivered its long awaited Opinion 2/13 on the compatibility with EU law of the draft agreement for EU accession to the ECHR. The ECJ … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Colm O’Cinneide and Kate Malleson: Are quotas for judicial appointments lawful under EU law?

In April 2014 Sadiq Khan, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, asked Karon Monaghan QC and Geoffrey Bindman QC to review the options for a future Labour Government to improve … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: British withdrawal from the EU: an existential threat to the United Kingdom?

The Conservative party’s proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act (and their proposal’s many faults) has already been well documented. However, as Roger Masterman has already pointed out on this … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

David Erdos: Mind the Gap – The CJEU Google Spain Judgment Profoundly Challenges the Current Realities of Freedom of Expression and Information Online

CROSS-POSTED FROM OPENDEMOCRACY.NET. The European UnionData Protection Directive of 1995 has always had lofty, and in many ways implausible, ambitions. As regards the private sector, it seeks to outlaw the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Why is Scottish Independence Unclear?

As commentators we seem to end many of our contributions to the independence debate with the rather unhelpful conclusion that much remains, and will continue to remain, uncertain; a state … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Alison Young on HS2: Wilkommen zum Constitutional Pluralism

The HS2 case is widely recognised as the first important Constitutional case of the year. Its importance for parliamentary sovereignty and the relationship between EU law and national law appears … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 6 Comments
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