UK Constitutional Law Association

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Gordon Anthony: Axa – A view from Northern Ireland

It is a little over 6 weeks since the Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited ruling in Axa General Insurance v Lord Advocate [2011] UKSC 46. Although the ruling was of … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Phil Larkin and Alexander Horne: report on October’s parliamentary privilege seminar

A seminar on parliamentary privilege, held jointly by the Study of Parliament Group and the UK Constitutional Law Group, took place in Parliament on 12 October, with talks given by … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Stephen Tierney: The Scotland Bill before the Scottish Parliament

The Scotland Bill, which intends to implement the Calman Committee report , is currently before the Scottish Parliament for consideration under the Sewel convention. It is being assessed by a … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · 1 Comment

Derek O’Brien and Se-shauna Wheatle: The Commonwealth Caribbean and the Uses and Abuses of Comparative Constitutional Law

The practice of judges engaging in a transnational judicial conversation about constitutional rights, by referring to the judgments of international human rights courts and other constitutional courts when interpreting their … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 5 Comments

News: Ministry of Justice consultation on judicial appointments and diversity

The Ministry of Justice has this morning published a consultation paper “Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century” (CP19/2011). It seeks views on transferring the Lord Chancellor’s decision-making … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Christine Bell: Bills of Rights and Devolution: From the Universal to the Particular.

‘To produce one Bill of rights may be regarded as a misfortune.  To produce eight, looks like carelessness’. This blog picks up on Nicholas Barber’s blog of September 11, 2011.  … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 4 Comments

Seminar: Turkey’s New Constitution

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 7:00-8:30 pm, Room U8, Tower 1, LSE, Portugal Street, London. WC2A 2AE LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference “Turkey’s New Constitution” Speakers: James Dingemans Q.C. (Barrister (3 Hare … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · 1 Comment

Seminar: Devolution After Axa

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Paul Bernal: To block or not to block is not the question…

On the 26th October, the subject of website blocking was in the news in two apparently very different ways. Firstly, as a result of the ‘Newzbin2’ court case in July … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

Peter C. Oliver: Constitutional Conventions in the Canadian Courts

Most constitutional law textbooks across the Commonwealth include in the section on constitutional conventions lengthy extracts from the Canadian case, Re Amendment of the Constitution of Canada, often referred to … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

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