UK Constitutional Law Association

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David Harris, Michael O’Boyle, Ed Bates and Carla Buckley: UK withdrawal from the Convention? A broader view.

In the following blog the authors of the third edition of a leading text on the Law of the ECHR (Harris, O’Boyle and Warbrick, The Law of the European Convention … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Craig Prescott: Conference Report: Prisoner Voting and the Constitution 18th June 2014, Faculty of Laws, UCL

As is well known to readers of this blog, the issue of prisoner voting has been a long running and high profile saga. The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling has argued … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

David Mead: The Future of the HRA Under Labour

I might have misheard but perception does seem to be nine-tenths of the law when it comes to the Human Rights Act at least. In a piece in today’s Daily … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

George Letsas: Lord Sumption’s Attack on Strasbourg: More Than Political Rhetoric?

In a lecture delivered on the 20th of November, Lord Sumption, the United Kingdom Supreme Court judge, mounted a direct attack on the legitimacy of the European Court of Human … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 8 Comments

Helen Fenwick: Prisoners’ Voting Rights, Subsidiarity, and Protocols 15 and 16: Re-creating Dialogue With the Strasbourg Court?

This blog does not intend to rehearse the merits of the prisoners’ voting rights saga. In principle it is hard to muster reasons providing a basis for banning prisoners from … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Roger Masterman: A Tale of Competing Supremacies

In a recent interview in The Spectator, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling MP, was given another opportunity to recite the now characteristic Tory Siren call … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Alison L. Young: Prisoner Voting: Human or Constitutional Right?

As is well known, in Hirst v UK (No 2) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights concluded that Section 3(1) of the Representation of the People Act … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 5 Comments
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