UK Constitutional Law Association

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Edward Kirton-Darling: Expertise, Transparency and the Appointment of Lords

Peter Hennessy‚Äôs The Prime Minister: The office and its holders since 1945 is a typically authoritative and entertaining account of the personalities and powers of the Prime Minister, covering the … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

House of Lords Constitution Committee seeks legal adviser

The House of Lords Constitution Committee is inviting applications for the vacant post of one of its two legal advisers. The advertisement with further details can be found here.

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alexander Horne: Evidence under oath, perjury and parliamentary privilege

The issue of select committee powers has received renewed interest during the 2010-15 Parliament, culminating in a report from Liaison Committee on Select committee effectiveness, resources and powers (in October … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Hayley Hooper: The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill: A Potential Further Erosion of Citizenship Rights in the UK

Reposted from the Constitution Unit Blog. The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 7 January 2015 using a semi-fast-track procedure. The Bill provides … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

News: Reforming electoral law across the UK

In a consultation opening today the Law Commissions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out provisional proposals for reforming the law that governs the conduct of elections … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alexander Horne and Richard Kelly: Prerogative Powers and the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 is a contentious and oft criticised piece of legislation, although it does have its supporters. The government and the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee have … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Patrick O’Brien: How active were pre-2009 judges as parliamentarians?

  (Click on graph for bigger image) Is the question of anything more than historical interest? The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 precluded judicial peers from contributing to parliamentary debate from … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 4 Comments
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