UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Christina Eckes: One Step Closer: EU Accession to the ECHR

The final version of the draft accession agreement was concluded on 5 April 2013. It will allow the EU to become a contracting party to the European Convention on Human … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

De Baere and Eeckhout et al: Europe, the Prime Minister, and the facts – seven questions for David Cameron

Dear Prime Minister, Much has already been said about your speech on ‘the future of Europe’, delivered on Wednesday 23 January at Bloomberg, and much more remains to be said. … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 5 Comments

David Erdos: Mustn’t Ask, Mustn’t Tell: Could New EU Data Laws Ban Historical and Legal Research?

Even with the advent of Web 2.0, data protection law is still often seen as technical and only narrowly applicable.  Technical abstruseness aside (and data protection’s reputation here is certainly … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 6 Comments

Jo Eric Khushal Murkens and Peter Jones: Salmond and Cameron order a dog’s dinner at the EU café

 Countries that are used to referendums on constitutional matters use them sparingly. The UK has no such constitutional requirement, but faces the possibility of having to deal with two such … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dorota Leczykiewicz: The ‘national identity clause’ in the EU Treaty: a blow to supremacy of Union law?

The provision generally referred to as ‘the national identity clause’ is located Article 4(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).  It says: The Union shall respect the equality of … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Jeffrey Goldsworthy: Parliamentary Sovereignty’s Premature Obituary

At the end of a long review of my book Parliamentary Sovereignty, Contemporary Debates (CUP, 2010, hereafter PS), Vernon Bogdanor concludes that I have “suffered one of the worst fates … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

Jan Komarek: Playing With Matches: The Czech Constitutional Court’s Ultra Vires Revolution

When the Czech Constitutional Court (CCC) declared the CJEU’s judgment in C-399/09 Landtová “ultra vires”, one of my colleagues commented: “giving Solange into their hands was like to let children … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 1 Comment
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