UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Patrick O’Brien: The Member for the Australian Jungle, Nadine Dorries MP

Nadine Dorries’ recent, rather quixotic, decision to expose herself to the vagaries of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and, in the process, to absent herself from the … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tom Hickman: The Return of Abu Qatada (to the streets of London)

The Abu Qatada saga is proving to be a very expensive and very embarrassing headache for the British Government. Following his narrow victory in Strasbourg in January, in which he … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

George Letsas: Redfearn v UK: Even Racists Have the Right to Freedom of Thought

In a liberal democracy, everyone should be treated as an equal and everyone should have the right to freedom of thought. How can anyone disagree? Well, some do. Fascists, racists, … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 9 Comments

Conor Gearty: Reflections on Purpose

Twenty years ago the brilliant political scientist Brendan O’Leary wrote a pugilistic article in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, pithily entitled ‘What Should Public Lawyers Do?’: (1992) 12 OJLS … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Paul Bernal: Internet Anonymity: A Very British Dilemma

Andy Smith, a senior security official at the Cabinet Office, caused quite a stir at the Parliament and Internet Conference last month, when he suggested that people should use false … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Event: ALBA annual lecture by Lord Dyson MR 6 November 2012

ALBA, the Constitutional and Administrative Law Association, invites UKCLG members to attend their annual lecture, to be given by Lord Dyson MR: ‘Where the common law fears to tread’.  No … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Graham Gee: The Crime and Courts Bill and the JAC

The Crime and Courts Bill resumes its passage through the House of Lords this week. In a post in July, Patrick O’Brien offered some thoughts on proposals in the Bill … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 5 Comments