UK Constitutional Law Association

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George Letsas: The Rule of All Law: A Reply to Finnis, Ekins and Verdirame

The Prime Minister’s recent change to the ministerial code has divided opinion amongst lawyers and academic experts. Prior to the change, the code made reference to “the overarching duties on … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Austerity and Public Law: Michael Adler: Benefit Sanctions and the Rule of Law

Editors’ note: The blog is running a new series titled ‘Austerity and Public Law’. The theme explores the implications or impact of the austerity measures in the UK or any … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 7 Comments

Dawn Oliver: Does treating the system of justice as a public service have implications for the rule of law and judicial independence?

If you asked a second year LLB student, or even a professor of public law or a legal practitioner, ‘what are the most fundamental functions of judges and the system … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

Robert Leckey: Suspended Declarations of Invalidity and and the Rule of Law

In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared the constitutional invalidity of three major provisions in the domestic criminal law on sex work. Specifically, in Canada (Attorney General) v … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Douglas Edlin: Will Britain Have a Marbury?

 Marbury v Madison is the most famous judicial decision in US history, written by the most important judge in US history.  According to the traditional understanding, Chief Justice John Marshall brilliantly side-stepped … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Conor Gearty: The Important Inconvenience of the Rule of Law

Omar Othman is a resident of this country – guilty of no crime and up to now facing no charges – whose home country wants to put him on trial … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 8 Comments

Anitta Hipper: In Hungary’s Footsteps: Different Victor, Same Strategy

On January 1, 2012 with an amended Constitution in place, a once praised EU accession candidate, Hungary, proved that rule of law and consolidated judicial institutions are not at all … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

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