UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

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

Douglas Edlin: Will Britain Have a Marbury?

 Marbury v Madison is the most famous judicial decision in US history, written by the most important judge in US history.  According to the traditional understanding, Chief Justice John Marshall brilliantly side-stepped … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Helen Fenwick: Article 8 ECHR, the ‘Feminist Article’, Women and a Conservative Bill of Rights

There has been a lot of commentary on the Report of the Bill of Rights’ Commission, and the ‘damp squib’ analysis of the Report (see Mark Elliott) as a whole … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mark Aronson: Statutory Interpretation or Judicial Disobedience?

In Australia as in England, courts began “reading down” legislative grants of broad and seemingly unfettered discretionary power long before the currently fashionable “principle of legality” entered the public lawyer’s … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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