UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Jo Eric Khushal Murkens and Peter Jones: Salmond and Cameron order a dog’s dinner at the EU café

 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

January 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Kate Malleson and Graham Gee: Who should have the final say in lower level judicial appointments?

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

January 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Andrew Le Sueur: Wikipedia on the British constitution

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

January 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Tom Adams: Royal Consent and Hidden Power

The requirement of Royal Assent for bills which have passed through our democratic institutions is well known. Those amongst us who favour the constitutional monarch remind others that it is … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 21 Comments

Richard Ekins: Rights-consistent interpretation and (reckless) amendment

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

January 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Events of interest to UKCLG members and blog readers …

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

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ronan McCrea: Strasbourg Judgement in Eweida and Others v United Kingdom

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

January 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

January 10, 2013 · 15 Comments

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