UK Constitutional Law Association

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Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Opinion 2/13 on EU accession to the ECHR: a Christmas bombshell from the European Court of Justice

On 18 December 2014, the ECJ delivered its long awaited Opinion 2/13 on the compatibility with EU law of the draft agreement for EU accession to the ECHR. The ECJ … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

Jacob Rowbottom: Laws, Miranda and the Democratic Justification for Expression

The Divisional Court’s decision in the David Miranda case has provoked much controversy and debate about freedom of the press and national security issues. About halfway through his judgment, Laws … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Jeff King: Should prisoners have the right to vote?

I think they should, and want to explain why in a way that addresses the issue recently faced by the courts and by Parliament.  The prisoner voting saga culminated in … Continue reading

May 18, 2011 · 27 Comments

Conor Gearty: Max Mosley in Strasbourg

It is right that the feisty and courageous Max Mosley should have lost his recent case at Strasbourg.  He was asking for simply too much.  After all, he had already … Continue reading

May 16, 2011 · 5 Comments
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