UK Constitutional Law Association

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Patrick O’Brien: Does the Lord Chancellor really exist?

On 12 June 2003 a minor constitutional revolution began with the resignation of Lord Irvine as Lord Chancellor and the announcement of a package of reforms including the abolition of … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 14 Comments

Rogier Creemers: The Constitutionalism Debate in China

Over the past few months, a heated debate about the role of the Constitution in Chinese political life has emerged. This debate comes in the wake of the 18th Party … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

David Mead: Real-ising Human Rights: On The Ground Protection Under The HRA Through Citizenship Education

Floundering for an angle as a member of a panel looking at the way forward after the Bill of Rights Commission report (organised by the Human Rights Centre at Durham), … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Keith Ewing, Joan Mahoney, and Andrew Moretta: Surveillance and the Liberal State

The recent revelations by the Guardian about the ‘United Stasi of America’ appear to have disappointed, surprised and even shocked a number of people, who ought to know better.   The … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: A Proposal for a Code of Legislative Standards?

On the 20 of May the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (the PCR) published its report on legislative scrutiny standards titled ‘Ensuring standards in the quality of … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Tom Hickman: Turning out the lights? The Justice and Security Act 2013

The Justice and Security Act 2013 (“JSA”) received royal assent on 25 April 2013 and Part 2 of the Act is expected to come into effect in July 2013. Part … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Conor Gearty: Legal Aid Changes

Last week I spent an enjoyable few hours at a protest in central London, outside the Ministry of Justice. The chants were along the lines of ‘what do we want: … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 3 Comments