UK Constitutional Law Association

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Nick Barber: Can Royal Assent Be Refused on the Advice of the Prime Minister?

There is a very good article in the most recent edition of the Law Quarterly Review.  It is by Rodney Brazier, and is concerned with the nature and mechanics of … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 13 Comments

Gavin Phillipson: ‘Historic’ Commons’ Syria vote: the constitutional significance (Part I)

Does the recent vote in the House of Commons on military action against Syria have real constitutional significance? Is it the final piece of evidence that there is a constitutional … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tom Adams: Royal Consent and Hidden Power

The requirement of Royal Assent for bills which have passed through our democratic institutions is well known. Those amongst us who favour the constitutional monarch remind others that it is … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 20 Comments

Hayley J. Hooper: Keep Calm and Carry On?

ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 the Upper Tribunal allowed an appeal, reversing decisions of the Information Commissioner relating to the release of “advocacy correspondence” between Prince Charles in his capacity as … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 6 Comments

Peter C. Oliver: Constitutional Conventions in the Canadian Courts

Most constitutional law textbooks across the Commonwealth include in the section on constitutional conventions lengthy extracts from the Canadian case, Re Amendment of the Constitution of Canada, often referred to … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · Leave a comment
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