UK Constitutional Law Association

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Christopher McCrudden: Duties beyond borders: the external effects of our constitutional debates.

How far, if at all, should we take into account the effects of our internal constitutional debates on those outside the boundaries of the state? I’ve been thinking about this … Continue reading

May 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Aileen McHarg: Axa General Insurance Ltd v the Lord Advocate – Update

The insurance companies’ appeal against the Inner House of the Court of Session’s decision in Axa General Insurance Ltd v the Lord Advocate (discussed in a previous post) will be … Continue reading

May 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

UKCLG co-sponsored event: 13 June at SOAS on Nepal

Date: Monday 13 June Time: 5 p.m. Place: Room G51, Main Building, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Constitution Drafting, State Restructuring And The Peace … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Andrew Le Sueur: Reaching Middle England at Chelsea

People accidentally stumbling across this blog must think that we’re an intensive lot. But it’s not all “rules of the game” with no “game”. We all have hinterlands. Part of … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Richard Ekins: Regulatory responsibility in New Zealand

The Parliament of New Zealand has been invited to consider an important proposal for constitutional change – the Regulatory Standards Bill 2011 (“RSB”) – which aims to improve the quality … Continue reading

May 24, 2011 · 6 Comments

Jeff King: Should prisoners have the right to vote?

I think they should, and want to explain why in a way that addresses the issue recently faced by the courts and by Parliament.  The prisoner voting saga culminated in … Continue reading

May 18, 2011 · 27 Comments

House of Lords Reform

The Government has published the House of Lords Reform Draft Bill.  The proposals are still subject to consultation and parliamentary debate, but it seems that, at a minimum, the bulk … Continue reading

May 17, 2011 · 2 Comments

Conor Gearty: Max Mosley in Strasbourg

It is right that the feisty and courageous Max Mosley should have lost his recent case at Strasbourg.  He was asking for simply too much.  After all, he had already … Continue reading

May 16, 2011 · 5 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Britain wakes up to the referendum

The referendum has crept up on the British constitution. As late as 1997 it appeared to be a fairly exotic device used only for highly exceptional constitutional situations which also … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · 1 Comment

Aileen McHarg: SNP Wins Overall Majority in Holyrood

If the Labour Party supported Scottish devolution as a means of ‘dishing the Nats’, it is a tactic which has spectacularly backfired.  At the fourth Scottish Parliament elections on 5 … Continue reading

May 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

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