UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Nicholas Clapham: The Authorisation of Surveillance: A Separation of Power?

Editors’ note: The UK Parliament will debate reports into investigatory powers in its session today, 25 June 2015. On 11 June the Prime Minister released the review of investigatory powers … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

Keith Ewing, Joan Mahoney, and Andrew Moretta: Surveillance and the Liberal State

The recent revelations by the Guardian about the ‘United Stasi of America’ appear to have disappointed, surprised and even shocked a number of people, who ought to know better.   The … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Paul Bernal: The Draft Communications Bill and the ECHR

The Draft Communications Data Bill was published on the 14th June. It had been much anticipated, particularly by privacy advocates, and dubbed the ‘snooper’s charter’, a nickname that seems eminently … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 5 Comments

Carol Harlow: Surveillance and the Superstate

For a society as devoted to secrets and privacy as the British are traditionally supposed to be, however, the law possesses surprisingly few protections for the communications of its citizens. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

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