UK Constitutional Law Association

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Anthony Fairclough: Countdown to the Election: Matrix briefing on freedom of expression at elections

It’s trite to say, but we are just weeks away from the most important General Election in a generation – especially for those interested in election law. The culture of … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mathias Cheung: The Hong Kong Government’s proposed electoral reform violates the Basic Law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has recently initiated a formal inquiry into the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The inquiry will focus on the constitutionality of the … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Derek O’Brien – Comment On The Caribbean: Commonwealth Caribbean Elections.

When comparing the relative political stability of Britain’s former colonies in the Commonwealth Caribbean with the lack thereof in former British colonies in Africa and Asia and the former colonies … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stephen Tierney: Towards a Fair and Democratic Process? Regulating the Referendum on Scottish Independence

The referendum on independence is still a year away and already attention is focused on major substantive issues such as economic relations between an independent Scotland and the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Jacob Rowbottom: Campaign Lies and the First Amendment

It is now a tradition that during an America presidential election year, commentators shall declare the campaigns to be the ‘nastiest’ and ‘dirtiest’ ever. It is difficult to know whether … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Law Commission: Consultation on Elections and Referendums

Bringing electoral law up to date In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is asking which of the rules governing elections and referendums should be reviewed as part of … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jacob Rowbottom: Do electoral attack sites need taming?

Much is made of the democratising effect of the internet. However, the freedom to communicate online has costs, which are sometimes felt by the politicians that are the subject of … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

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