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News: Scottish Referendum Question Appears to be Resolved.

The debate over the legality of a Scottish referendum appears to be over.  The media are reporting that the Scottish and Westminster governments are on the verge of agreement, using … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott and Christopher Forsyth: A right to administrative justice?

In its second consultation paper, the Commission on a Bill of Rights asks whether a UK bill of rights should contain a right to administrative justice. This is a question … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Helen Fenwick: What’s Wrong with s.2 of the Human Rights Act?

It’s rare for a section of an Act of Parliament to arouse as much ire as s2 does, or for it to be asked to play such divergent roles by … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 6 Comments

Tarun Khaitan: The ‘constitution’ as a Statutory Term

Constitution. A word that readers of this blog use and encounter frequently in academic, judicial and political discourse. It is one thing, however, for academics, politicians, or even judges to … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Andrew Hammel: Why the Circumcision Judgment looks so weird to American Eyes

The Cologne Landgericht decision proclaiming religious circumcision to be a form of illegal assault will apparently soon be superseded by legislation permitting the practice under certain conditions. Nevertheless, the mere … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Robert Thomas: The New Immigration Rules and the Right to Family life

In June 2012, Theresa May, the Home Secretary, laid a new statement of changes in immigration rules before Parliament. There is nothing necessarily extraordinary in that; the immigration rules set … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

News: Scotland’s Constitutional Futures Forum Launched

The Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum is an initiative of academics from five Scottish Law Schools- those of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Strathclyde. It has been set … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment