UK Constitutional Law Association

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James Hand: Cutting the Courts – A Comment on the Proposal on the Provision of Court and Tribunal Estate in England and Wales

The Government have proposed the closure of almost 20% of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales as part of plans to modernise the justice system and bring about … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grégoire Webber: The remaking of the Constitution of Canada

Editors’ note: The blog has a number of country correspondents who report from time to time on matters of interest to a UK audience. Prof Webber is the blog’s Canada … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

David Landau: Report on IACL Roundtable on the “New” Separation of Powers

David Landau, Florida State University College of Law, reports on the recent IACL roundtable held in Johannesburg. On 28-29 May 2015, a number of scholars from around the world gathered … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ed Bates: The Senior Judiciary on ‘Strasbourg’ – More Supportive Than Some Would Have You Believe

Editors’ note: This blog post is followed by a lengthy annex of substantial quotations from judicial lectures.   The Conservative party’s manifesto promise to make ‘our own Supreme Court the ultimate … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

Editors‘ note: We are pleased to announce that for ease of reference event announcements will now be publicised cumulatively in a weekly post on Friday afternoons. We continue to welcome submissions … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Greg Weeks: Comment on Australia: A history of judicial disrespect and the current “crisis” in the Queensland judiciary

It has never been a universal requirement that a candidate for senior judicial office is either well respected or even well liked, by the public at large or by his … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a 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 · 7 Comments
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