UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Event: Annual “Public Law” lecture 19 February 2015

    UKCLA members and blog readers are invited to the following event: The Dickson Poon School of Law and the journal Public Law are delighted to announce the 2015 … 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 · 2 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 · 4 Comments

Alan Bogg and Keith Ewing: Pensions dispute: Bullying tactics violate workers’ human rights

How should workers respond to bullying and intimidation tactics used by employers during industrial action disputes? Two leading academics consider the current dispute in the university sector. It is a … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Tom Hickman: ISIS, passports and Magna Carta: New national security powers raise complex issues

On 1 September the Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament in which he indicated that the Government was considering introducing the following new national security measures: Powers to enable … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: HRA Howlers: The Conservative Party and Reform of the Human Rights Act 1998

It seems that a day cannot go by without another mention by the Conservative party of their desire to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, withdraw from the European Convention … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 6 Comments
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