Countries that are used to referendums on constitutional matters use them sparingly. The UK has no such constitutional requirement, but faces the possibility of having to deal with two such … Continue reading
The Crime and Courts Bill is making its way through Parliament. As noted in an earlier post, the Bill proposes to pass responsibility for appointing Circuit Judges and District Judges … Continue reading
As everybody reading this blog will know, Wikipedia is an online, multilingual, free encyclopaedia compiled using Wiki software. What may be less widely known is the process by which articles … Continue reading
Discussion about s 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) tends to focus on the scope of s 3(1). My interest in this post is in 3(2)’s direction that … Continue reading
Statute Law Society lecture: Jonathan Swift QC, ‘Constitutional Statutes: Construction and Legal Adjudication’. Monday 28 January 2013, 6-7 pm, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. European and National Constitutional Law Closing Conference: … Continue reading
The European Court of Human Rights has issued its decision in the highly anticipated case of Eweida and Others v United Kingdom. This ruling (actually four separate cases decided jointly) … Continue reading
Varda Bondy and Maurice Sunkin: Judicial Review Reform: Who is afraid of judicial review? Debunking the myths of growth and abuse.
The Government claims that its proposals to restrict access to judicial review are based on evidence that growth in the use of judicial review has been fuelled by abuse of … Continue reading