UK Constitutional Law Association

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Tarunabh Khaitan: Koushal v Naz: The Legislative Court

In Koushal v Naz—the case being touted as one of its worst judgments—a two-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court has overturned a 2009 decision of Delhi High Court which … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 7 Comments

Mike Gordon: Constitutional Reform under the Coalition Government

The Government’s response to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s (PCRC) report Do we need a constitutional convention for the UK? is in many ways a rather … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Aileen McHarg: A Tale of Two Constitutions?

Last week, I spent two days in London, accompanying a group of Constitutional Law students on a trip to the Westminster Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Scotland Office.  The … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Events: UK Constitutional Law Group events in January 2014

There are three UK CLG events in January 2014. Annual General Meeting and short conference 17 January On Friday 17 January  2014 the UK CLG will hold an Annual General Meeting … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Once More Unto the (Public/Private) Breach …: s. 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Severability Thesis

Two interesting recent blog posts dealt with the meaning of public and private under  s. 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.  They were motivated by injunction proceedings in the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alan Trench: Implementing Silk in Wales: An Update.

The UK Government has now published its proposals for the implementation ofthe Silk Commission’s Part 1 report, following its announcement at the beginning of November (and so managed to get its response … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Se-shauna Wheatle: Maurice Tomlinson v Television Jamaica Ltd: Horizontal Rights Application in Jamaica

For more than twenty years Jamaica was engaged in the process of amending the Chapter of Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution of Jamaica 1962. The culmination of that project … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 7 Comments

George Letsas: Lord Sumption’s Attack on Strasbourg: More Than Political Rhetoric?

In a lecture delivered on the 20th of November, Lord Sumption, the United Kingdom Supreme Court judge, mounted a direct attack on the legitimacy of the European Court of Human … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 8 Comments

Conference Announcement: Public Law Conference – Call for Papers

15 – 17 September 2014 University of Cambridge A couple of months ago, we announced that, in September 2014, the Faculty of Law in the University of Cambridge will host … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stephen Tierney: The Scottish Constitution After Independence

According to the Scottish Government White Paper issued this week, Scotland’s Future, an independent Scotland will have a new written constitution (this repeats the commitment contained in the Scottish Government’s … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

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