UK Constitutional Law Association

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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

Christopher McCrudden: Equality and the Good Friday Agreement: Fifteen Years On

 The Northern Ireland peace agreement was born on the 10th April 1998, Good Friday, in Belfast and will thus celebrate its 15th birthday next week. One of the central elements … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Colm O’Cinneide: Human Rights, Devolution and the Constrained Authority of the Westminster Parliament

The debate over the place of human rights in UK constitutional law continues to run and run. The Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, has recently criticised the manner in which … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 7 Comments

Brice Dickson and Colin Harvey: Options on the way forward for human rights in Northern Ireland

Advice on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, submitted to the Secretary of State by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in 2008, was roundly rejected by the UK … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Colin Harvey: Reconstructing the ‘Political Constitution’ of Northern Ireland

For reasons that are not difficult to grasp, the constitutional process in Northern Ireland has been marked by fragility and instability. The entity ‘Northern Ireland’ – carved out in the … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Christopher McCrudden: Scottish Independence Referendum: the Northern Ireland and international human rights law dimensions

Nick Barber’s post on a Scottish referendum raises many interesting issues, not least the implications of setting the issue in the context of British constitutional development as a whole. He … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tarun Khaitan: How to interpret Constitutional Statutes?

Most of us will be aware of the famous remarks of Lord Justice Laws in Thoburn v Sunderland City Council (2002) that constitutional statutes are immune from implied repeal, and … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 3 Comments
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