UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Liz Fisher: Transparency

‘We want to be the most open and transparent government in the world’ is the first line of the website for the Prime Minister’s Office dedicated to the issue of … Continue reading

June 27, 2011 · 1 Comment

Roger Masterman: How ‘British’ would a ‘British’ Bill of Rights be?

The perception that the protections afforded by domestic courts under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) should replicate the rights enforced by the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

Please join the UKCLG!

If you are finding the UK Constitutional Law Group blog interesting, please consider joining the Group to support the blog and other activities financially by paying £15 membership during 2011. … Continue reading

June 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Colm O’Cinneide: In Defence of the Strasbourg Court

The European Court of Human Rights and the influence that its judgments exert over UK law have recently come under sustained attack. The Court’s critics include Lord Hoffmann, the think-tanks … Continue reading

June 13, 2011 · 10 Comments

Stephen Sedley on superinjunctions and parliamentary privilege

Stephen Sedley, the UKCLG’s honorary president, has an article in the London Review of Books “The Goodwin and Giggs Show” (2011) Vol. 33(12)  that will be of interest to many … Continue reading

June 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Gordon Anthony: Article 2 ECHR, controversial deaths, and the “mirror principle”.

Last month’s SC ruling in Re McCaughey ([2011] UKSC 20) is the latest in an important line of HL/SC cases to have originated in Northern Ireland and which have had, … Continue reading

June 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sebastian Payne: Parliament’s role in conflict decisions

On the 17th May 2011 the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee produced a short report, ‘Parliament’s Role in Conflict Decisions’   (Eighth Report of Session 2010-12  HC 923) The Committee concluded that … Continue reading

June 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

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