UK Constitutional Law Association

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Alison Young: HRA Howlers: The Conservative Party and Reform of the Human Rights Act 1998

It seems that a day cannot go by without another mention by the Conservative party of their desire to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, withdraw from the European Convention … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 6 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

Helen Fenwick: Article 8 ECHR, the ‘Feminist Article’, Women and a Conservative Bill of Rights

There has been a lot of commentary on the Report of the Bill of Rights’ Commission, and the ‘damp squib’ analysis of the Report (see Mark Elliott) as a whole … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Helen Fenwick: What’s Wrong with s.2 of the Human Rights Act?

It’s rare for a section of an Act of Parliament to arouse as much ire as s2 does, or for it to be asked to play such divergent roles by … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 6 Comments

Colm O’Cinneide: Prisoners Votes (Again) and the ‘Constitutional Illegitimacy’ of the ECHR

The relationship between the UK and the European Court of Human Rights is once again in the news. On the 22th May last, the Grand Chamber of the Strasbourg Court … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

Mark Elliott: The Brighton Declaration: where now for the Human Rights Act and the Bill of Rights debate?

The Brighton Declaration, which emerged from last week’s High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, has already attracted a substantial amount of comment—including by … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 8 Comments

Noreen O’Meara: Brighton rocked! Next steps for reforming the European Court of Human Rights

A blaze of controversy erupted over the disputed timing of Abu Qatada’s referral request to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights this week.  Whilst raising a … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

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