UK Constitutional Law Association

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Event: Annual “Public Law” lecture 2015 changed date

Due to a clash of events, the 2015 Annual Public Law Lecture by Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC on “The Road to Rome and Strasbourg via San Francisco: Human Rights in Charters … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farrah Ahmed: The Untapped Potential for Constitutional Avoidance in Social Rights Adjudication

In his 2012 book, Judging Social Rights, Jeff King makes a powerful case for a limited, incrementalist, judicial approach to social rights adjudication. One of the incrementalist strategies King prescribes … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hayley Hooper: The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill: A Potential Further Erosion of Citizenship Rights in the UK

Reposted from the Constitution Unit Blog. The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 7 January 2015 using a semi-fast-track procedure. The Bill provides … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Event: Annual “Public Law” lecture 19 February 2015

    Update: Due to a clash of events, the 2015 Annual Public Law Lecture by Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC on “The Road to Rome and Strasbourg via San Francisco: Human Rights … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a 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 · 3 Comments

Merris Amos: The UK and the European Court of Human Rights

Now that the furore of the Scottish independence referendum has passed, the attention of politicians and media has once again turned to the dangers of the European Court of Human … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Conor Gearty: On Fantasy Island: British politics, English judges and the European Convention on Human Rights

My first encounter with the fantasies that underpin English public law came in the 1980s. I had just starting teaching constitutional law and was taking my first year students through … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 5 Comments
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