UK Constitutional Law Association

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Carol Harlow: What price inquiries?

Twenty-five years ago, when the Justice-All Souls Committee published its review of English administrative law it asserted that, over the last forty years, inquiries had ‘been appropriated to the purposes … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Paul Bernal: The Trial of Lady Chatterley’s Online Lover?

Britain has often had a very confused relationship with obscenity and pornography, one that has been played out in the law a few times over the years. We don’t quite … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

David Mead: “Don’t Think Of An Elephant”: How Conceptualising Is Able To Skew The Outcome In Human Rights Cases

In his 2004 book “Don’t think of an elephant” cognitive linguist George Lakoff offered his view on the recent US political landscape. I’m very grateful that Daithí Mac Síthigh made … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Greg Weeks: Can you stop the Revenue from acting on a change of mind?

A recent judgment in an interlocutory hearing in the Federal Court of Australia has raised the fascinating question of what redress might be available against a revenue authority for changing … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brice Dickson and Colin Harvey: Options on the way forward for human rights in Northern Ireland

Advice on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, submitted to the Secretary of State by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in 2008, was roundly rejected by the UK … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Event: Seminar on the impeachment of the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka 27 February 2013

The Bar Human Rights Committee invites UK Constitutional Law Group members and blog readers to attend a seminar on Wednesday 27 February 2013, 6-8 pm, on the impeachment of the … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Please join or renew your UK Constitutional Law Group membership for 2013

Readers of this blog are invited to support the UK Constitutional Law Group by paying a £15 annual membership subscription (which runs for the calendar year 2013). This can either … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

David Erdos: Mustn’t Ask, Mustn’t Tell: Could New EU Data Laws Ban Historical and Legal Research?

Even with the advent of Web 2.0, data protection law is still often seen as technical and only narrowly applicable.  Technical abstruseness aside (and data protection’s reputation here is certainly … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 6 Comments

News: House of Lords Constitution Committee seeks new legal adviser

The  House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution is inviting applications for a vacant post of one of its legal advisers.  The role is part-time, remunerated by daily fee. … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roger Masterman: The Mirror Crack’d

Until recently, the Ullah principle – that in giving effect to the Convention rights under the HRA the ‘duty of national courts is to keep pace with the Strasbourg jurisprudence … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 12 Comments

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