UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Alexander Williams: The Scope of Section 6 HRA Revisited

As David Mead remarks his recent UKCLG blog post on the scope of the Human Rights Act, there is ‘much more than meets the eye’ to the HRA’s hybrid public … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Varda Bondy and Maurice Sunkin: How Many JRs are too many? An evidence based response to ‘Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform’

Triggered by the government’s consultation paper Judicial Review Proposals for Reforms published in December 2012, much has been written about the volume of judicial review challenges in the Administrative Court.  … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ruvi Ziegler: The missing right to vote: The UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Chester and McGeoch

On 16 October 2013, a seven-judge panel of the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) unanimously rejected two challenges (R (Chester) v Secretary of State for Justice  and McGeoch v The Lord President of … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 9 Comments

Adam Perry and Farrah Ahmed: Constitutional Conventions and Legitimate Expectations

Courts and commentators have sometimes said the administrative law doctrine of legitimate expectations is incoherent. They say that the various ways of acquiring a legitimate expectation do not hang together; … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

David Mead: The Continuing Mystery of “Publicness” Within Section 6 of the HRA

Guessing that it was not on my usual diet of journals, a colleague recently suggested an article in The Conveyancer that might be of interest. Emma Lees had written an … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Richard Cornes: 11-1 gender ratio Court’s Achilles Heel: Reporting of the Supreme Court’s start of the year press briefing

A relationship of cooperation but also competing interests On October 2 at 10am, the United Kingdom Supreme Court held an hour long pre-term press-briefing to mark the opening of the … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Conference Announcements: University of Strathclyde

1. 2013 Public Law Lecture Strathclyde University School of Law is delighted to host the 2013 Public Law Lecture sponsored by the journal Public Law, a Sweet and Maxwell publication. … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Andrew Le Sueur: IACL IXth World Congress 2014 call for papers

The deadline for expressions of interest to present a paper at the 9th World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law is fast approaching: 1 November 2013. The procedure … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anthony Bradley: A Review of Jack Straw’s Hamlyn Lectures: Aspects of Law Reform: An Insider’s Perspective

As the lecturer disarmingly tells us at the outset of the Hamlyn Lectures for 2012 Hamlyn Lectures for 2012, the illustrious procession of Hamlyn lecturers since 1949 (Lord Denning) through … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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