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Hayley J. Hooper: Voting on Military Action in Syria: Part II

This post is intended as a follow on to Veronika Fikfak’s recent post on the international law dimensions of armed conflict as they affect the role of the UK Parliament. … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Veronika Fikfak: Voting on Military Action in Syria

Next week Members of Parliament will debate and vote on whether to support the Government’s proposal to extend military action against Islamic State (IS) to Syria. On Thursday, the Prime … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: The House of Lords and Constitutional Conventions: The Case for Legislative Reform

On October 26th 2015 a majority of Peers within the House of Lords defeated the Conservative Government’s plans to reform child tax credit by supporting two motions put forward by … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adam Tucker: Tax Credits, Delegated Legislation, and Executive Power

Following the (provisional) defeat of the Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 in the House of Lords last week, a narrative has very quickly been … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 5 Comments

Patrick O’Brien: Judges and Select Committees: A Developing Accountability Culture

    When is a judge not a judge? Lady Justice Hallett carried out a public inquiry into the ‘On the runs’ scheme in 2014. In its report on the … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Oonagh Gay: Regulating Lobbyists: A New Dawn?

In March 2015, almost unnoticed, the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists published her first register of consultant lobbyists with 57 entities. By the end of July this had grown to 87. … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jack Simson Caird: Constitutional Standards, Constitutional Change and EVEL

REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE BLOG OF THE CONSTITUTION UNIT. On August 25th, the Constitution Unit UCL, with the support of the Constitution Society, published the second edition of ‘The … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

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