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Benedict Douglas: Why Human Rights Have Not Been Accepted in the UK

The major modern and historic human rights documents recognise human rights as inalienably and universally attaching to individuals by virtue of their humanity. However, this justification for rights possession in … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Manifesto Watch: John Morison: Kingmakers, Kingslayers – or only Wildlings – The Northern Ireland MPs in the Westminster Game of Thrones

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Constitutional Implications of a UK Exit from the EU: Some Questions That Really Must Be Asked

The issue of a UK withdrawal from the EU is highly topical at present, and several aspects of a UK exit – such as its impact on the devolved nations, … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eirik Bjorge: Manning the Fogmachine of War: A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, Richard Ekins, Jonathan Morgan, and Tom Tugendhat criticize the European Court … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Anthony Fairclough: Countdown to the Election: Matrix briefing on freedom of expression at elections

It’s trite to say, but we are just weeks away from the most important General Election in a generation – especially for those interested in election law. The culture of … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Murray Wesson: What is the (Australian) Constitution For?

At some point in the next few years, Australians are likely to vote in a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution. The exact … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Event: What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us: Is it time to repeal the Human Rights Act?

The Faculty of Law, BPP University invite you to a symposium on ‘What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us: Is it time to repeal the … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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