UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Paul Kildea: Australia’s abandoned local government referendum

It is almost forgotten now, but Australians were recently set to vote in a referendum on the constitutional recognition of local government. Had it gone ahead, the referendum would have … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scott Stephenson: Federalism and Liberty in Australia Through the Lenses of Same-Sex Marriage and Organised Crime

American constitutional scholarship is replete with discussions of the relationship between federalism and liberty. Some argue that a plurality of jurisdictions creates competition, allowing citizens to ‘vote with their feet’ … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ian Cram: Some Thoughts on Constitutional Amendment

How changeable ought constitutions to be? A strange question perhaps for a UK constitutional lawyer to pose given the relative ease by which political majorities in this jurisdiction can swiftly … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Conference on “Constitutionalism Across Borders in the Struggle Against Terrorism”

The International Association of Constitutional Law’s* Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism has issued a call for proposals (in the form of abstracts) for papers to be given at a roundtable … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Derek O’Brien: CARICOM: ‘a new legal order’?

The recent case of Myrie v Barbados, in which the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) held that the actions of the Barbados immigration authorities in refusing entry to a Jamaican … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christopher Forsyth and Nitish Upadhyaya: Crown Immunity after the End of Empire in Hong Kong and India

Crown Immunity is a recondite branch of Public Law that seldom makes an appearance in the Law Reports but it does potentially raise grave constitutional issues. It is surely ‘fundamental … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Event: The Future of Judicial Review, 19 November 2013

The Future of Judicial Review: Report Launch Tuesday 19th November 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH The UK Constitutional Law Group is supporting … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Andrew Le Sueur: IACL and UKCLG organisational matters

The latest newsletter from the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL, of which the UK Constitutional Law Group is an affiliated national organisation) has been published (click on this link IACL … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Liz Fisher: The Proposal for a New Specialist Planning Chamber and the Framing of Administrative Law

One of proposals in the Ministry of Justice’s paper on Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform is the creation of a new specialist planning chamber as part of the Upper … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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