UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Ian Cram: Penalising the googling juror? – Reflections on the futility of Part 3 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (2013-14)

The hotchpotch of measures that comprises the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill is about to reach Report Stage in the House of Lords. The Bill sets out a panoply of … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Liz Fisher: Gov.Uk?

As some of you may have noticed, the UK government has a new website which not only replaces the old site but also the individual government department and … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 13 Comments

Paul Bernal: The Trial of Lady Chatterley’s Online Lover?

Britain has often had a very confused relationship with obscenity and pornography, one that has been played out in the law a few times over the years. We don’t quite … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Paul Bernal: Internet Anonymity: A Very British Dilemma

Andy Smith, a senior security official at the Cabinet Office, caused quite a stir at the Parliament and Internet Conference last month, when he suggested that people should use false … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Paul Bernal: Between a European Rock and an American Hard Place?

Europe and the US have had very different approaches to privacy – and in particular data privacy – for a very long time. Data protection, the centrepiece of European data … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Paul Bernal: To block or not to block is not the question…

On the 26th October, the subject of website blocking was in the news in two apparently very different ways. Firstly, as a result of the ‘Newzbin2’ court case in July … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · 1 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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