UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Comment on Hong Kong: Cora Chan: When, if ever, will Hong Kong see democracy?

Seventeen years ago China resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong. China promised a high degree of autonomy and separate economic, legal and social systems for Hong Kong in an international treaty, … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Christopher Forsyth and Nitish Upadhyaya: Crown Immunity after the End of Empire in Hong Kong and India

Crown Immunity is a recondite branch of Public Law that seldom makes an appearance in the Law Reports but it does potentially raise grave constitutional issues. It is surely ‘fundamental … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Report on the UK-China Public Law Conference 2013: The Rule of Law in Modern Constitutionalism

On  2-6 September 2013 Renmin University Law School in Beijing, China hosted the first conference of its kind uniting public law scholars from British and Chinese Universities. Over the course … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rogier Creemers: The Constitutionalism Debate in China

Over the past few months, a heated debate about the role of the Constitution in Chinese political life has emerged. This debate comes in the wake of the 18th Party … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nick Barber: Does China Enjoy Greater Legitimacy Than Any Western State?

I was listening to the radio a little while ago, and heard Martin Jacques talking about China.  I listened with renewed concentration.  Jacques was formerly editor of Marxism Today, so … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ruiyi Li: Case-law adopted by China?

On the 26th of November 2011, the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPCC) announced the first set of ‘guiding cases’: two civil law cases and two criminal cases.  This marks the … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 2 Comments
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