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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