UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Kate Malleson: Judicial views on the selection process for senior judges

The President of the Supreme Court, Lord Phillips, gave evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee¹s inquiry into the judicial appointments process last week. He argued against the introduction … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 1 Comment

UKCLG event Wednesday 2 November 2011: Stephen Sedley

The next UK Constitutional Law Group event will be on Wednesday  2nd November 2011 at 6pm in the Keeton Room, Bentham House, UCL Faculty of Laws,Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG. Sir … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 3 Comments

Lecture: A Bill of Rights for the UK?

A Bill of Rights for the UK? Chair: Madeleine Colvin, Immigration Judge, Human Rights Consultant, Doughty Street Chambers human rights lawyers association Speaker:  Professor Colin Harvey, Head of the Law School, … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nick Barber: The Special Adviser Who Wasn’t.

Much has, and surely will, be written about the strange case of the Defence Minister, Liam Fox, his friend, Adam Werritty, and a philanthropic bunch of rich people and foreign … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bradley W. Miller: Assisted Suicide and Judicial Review

What considerations can justify a court overturning a recent constitutional precedent?  This constitutional perennial is once again in the foreground as a Canadian court is asked to revisit a 1993 … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Jack Simson Caird: Parliamentary Constitutional Review: The Case of the Health and Social Care Reform Bill

There are certain news stories which require a double-take. On the 11th and 12th of October, a number of UK news sources reported that the Health and Social Care Reform … Continue reading

October 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tom Hickman: The Bill of Rights Commission and the How Question

Has anybody else noticed that the Bill of Rights Commission’s consultation is missing a question? In its consultation, which closes on 11 November 2011, the Commission first asks whether we … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 5 Comments

UKCLG event Wednesday 2 November 2011: Stephen Sedley

The next UK Constitutional Law Group event will be on Wednesday  2nd November 2011 at 6pm in the Keeton Room, Bentham House, UCL Faculty of Laws, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Jacob Rowbottom: Press independence and the Leveson Inquiry

The view of the press as the ‘fourth estate’ is sometimes described by media historians as a myth created to legitimise the press in the nineteenth century. It has nonetheless … Continue reading

October 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Roger Masterman and Jo Murkens: What Kind of a Court is the UK Supreme Court?

The United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) is something of a novel institution among apex courts.  It is not a typical supreme court with strong powers of constitutional review, but it … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · 5 Comments

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