UK Constitutional Law Association

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Tom Hickman: ISIS, passports and Magna Carta: New national security powers raise complex issues

On 1 September the Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament in which he indicated that the Government was considering introducing the following new national security measures: Powers to enable … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conor Gearty: Liberty and Security

The contemporary discussion about secret trials in the UK echoes earlier controversies about TPIMs, control orders, detention without charge, special advocates, the use of torture – the list seems depressingly … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tom Hickman: Where is the “Justice” in the Justice and Security Bill?

The hugely significant Justice and Security Bill was published by the Government last week and received its first reading in the House of Lords (it is a so-called Lords starter). … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Hayley Hooper: The Justice and Security Bill: Some Serious Concerns

The Justice and Security Bill aims inter alia to ‘provide for closed material procedure in relation to certain civil proceedings [and] to prevent the making of certain court orders for … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Douglas Edlin: Executing the Laws

Lethal Force and Legal Process According to Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, the President of the United States must “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”  … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 3 Comments
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