Details of forthcoming UKCLG events will appear here and on the blog page.
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).