Thursday 30 January 2014, 6.00-7.30 pm
Margit Cohn (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): ‘Non-Statutory Executive Powers in Five Regimes: Assessing Global Constitutionalism in Structural-Institutional Contexts’ . Venue: Room 1.2, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London (Lincoln’s Inn Fields Campus), 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3JB. Members of the UK Constitutional Law Association and readers of the blog are all welcome to attend. No need to book.
Monday 20 January 2014, 6-8 pm (you are welcome to arrive from 5.30 pm)
Venue: Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University, City Campus, 16 Goulston Street, London E1 7TP. Goulston Street is in close proximity to Aldgate East and Aldgate underground stations. UK Constitutional Law Association is co-sponsoring an event to the launch Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution, edited by Nicholas Bamforth and Peter Leyland. The event is in association with Oxford University Press, London Metropolitan University and the Global Policy Institute. RSVP essential: firstname.lastname@example.org The event chaired by Mr Justice Bean will include a brief introduction from the editors and feature Professor Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School) who will speak on the subject of constitutional accountability. Oxford University Press will be selling copies of the book on the evening at a special discounted price.
Friday 17 January 2014, 2.00-4.00 pm
After the UK CLG Annual General Meeting at which proposals for developing the Group will be discussed. The agenda and papers were circulated by email on Friday 10 January to everybody who has paid the 2013 subscription. Venue: Keeton Room, UCL, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG. Session 1: 2.00pm – 3.00pm Key Constitutional Themes of 2013. Speakers: Nick Barber; Professor Robert Hazell and Professor Aileen McHarg. Session 2: 3.03-4.05 pm. Dr Merris Amos: ‘Dialogue between the UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights’. Professor Roger Masterman: ‘Competing Supremacies’.
19 November 2013: co-sponsor of a seminar with the Constitution Society on ‘The Future of Judicial Review’ at the British Academy.
10 June 2013: co-sponsor of with the Devolution Club and London Metropolitan University a seminar on ‘How politics influences the constitution: time for a new constitutional conventions’; speakers included Professor Lord Norton of Louth and Giovanni Rizzoni.
25 January 2012: “From Constitutional Scrutiny to Constitutional Review: Ten Years of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution”. Speakers were: Baroness Jay of Paddington, Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution: “Scrutinising the Coalition’s Legislative Programme”; Lord Norton of Louth, Former Chairman and Current Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution: “Ten years of the Constitution Committee: Landmarks and Successes” and Professor Dawn Oliver, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, UCL: “The Place of the Constitution Committee in the British Constitution”.
2 November 2011: Sir Stephen Sedley , President of the UK CLG, spoke on, “Monsieur Jourdain’s epiphany: doing theory without knowing it”. The talk marked the publication of his new book Ashes and Sparks (CUP 2011).
12 October 2011: Parliamentary privilege in recent controversies, with speakers. David Howarth (Department of Law, University of Cambridge, and former MP), Anthony Bradley QC (Emeritus Professor of Law, Edinburgh), and Nigel Pleming QC. This event was organised jointly with the Study of Parliament Group. Read a report here.
Other previous seminars have covered a wide range of topics:
* Coalition Government: Here to Stay?
* A British Bill of Rights
* Foxhunting, The Parliament Acts and the Courts
* Hate Speech Bans: Theoretical and Practical Difficulties
* House of Lords Reform
* Human Rights Protection in the Private Sphere: A Comparative Study
* Implications of the Privy Council decision on the Pitcairn Island Prosecutions
* Reform and Reorganisation of Tribunals
* Reform of Election Law
* Terrorism and Control Orders
* The Chagos Islands ( Bancoult ) case
* Towards the Horizontal Effect of Judicial Review Standards
* Diversity in Judicial Appointments
* Conventions and the Courts
* Is there a legally recognised right of democratic secession?
* How can we restore trust in politics?
* How the legislative process secures respect for human rights
* Domestic Apex Court Judges and the European Court of Human Rights: A Socio Legal Analysis
* The Legitimacy of Constitutional Rights Based Judicial Review: For and Against
* The Damian Green Affair
* Reform of Election Law
* Reform of the French Constitution
* Academic Freedom and the Law.
We have held the following conferences: Terrorism and the Policy Cycle (November 2006); jointly with RUSI on Reforming Britain’s War Powers (March 2008); The Regulatory State: Constitutional Implications (November 2008); and in association with Clifford Chance and RUSI on Information and the Surveillance Society (March 2010).