UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Conor Gearty: On Fantasy Island: British politics, English judges and the European Convention on Human Rights

My first encounter with the fantasies that underpin English public law came in the 1980s. I had just starting teaching constitutional law and was taking my first year students through … Continue reading

November 13, 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

Ruvi Ziegler: The missing right to vote: The UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Chester and McGeoch

On 16 October 2013, a seven-judge panel of the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) unanimously rejected two challenges (R (Chester) v Secretary of State for Justice  and McGeoch v The Lord President of … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Anthony Bradley: The Work Of The Administrative Court

There are at least three reasons why constitutional lawyers must endeavour to keep abreast of the work of the Administrative Court and of decisions on appeal from that Court.  Day … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Stuart Lakin: What Role Should Judges Play in the Constitution Justice Sumption?

In his recent F.A. Mann lecture Jonathan Sumption Q.C., the newly appointed member of the Supreme Court, took up the question of the proper role of judges vis-a-vis the political … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tom Adams: Lord Sumption and Judicial Responsibility

Lord Sumption has for some time been an important man, and very recently became more important.[1] Indeed, he was too important already on the 9th of November 2011 for Lincoln’s … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 1 Comment
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