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Strathclyde/LSE: Crowd-Sourcing the UK Constitution – or Indeed a Scottish One

Expert Panel at the University of Strathclyde Wednesday 19 March, 6 – 8 pm If Scotland does choose independence it will need to devise a new constitution. There is no … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alan Bogg and Virginia Mantouvalou: Illegality, Human Rights and Employment: A Watershed Moment for the United Kingdom Supreme Court?

Under what circumstances can the illegal work status of a migrant worker bar a statutory tort claim for race discrimination through the common law doctrine of illegality? Such a question … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Robert Leckey: Suspended Declarations of Invalidity and and the Rule of Law

In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared the constitutional invalidity of three major provisions in the domestic criminal law on sex work. Specifically, in Canada (Attorney General) v … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

SLS Conference 2014: Call for Papers (Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section)

The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) has been experiencing technical problems in circulating its call for papers for the 2014 Annual Conference, Nottingham. The Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section’s … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dean Knight: Report from New Zealand: MMP Review, Constitutional Review, and Legislative Disclosure

Some constitutional tid-bits from New Zealand from the last wee while. Obvious developments to report on include two significant reviews of New Zealand’s constitutional and electoral arrangements: the Electoral Commission’s … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Meg Russell: The Byles/Steel bill – unless amended – holds grave dangers for the Lords

On Friday 28 February Dan Byles’ Private Member’s Bill on Lords reform completed its Commons passage. It is now in the Lords, and will be sponsored by David Steel. The … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sir Stephen Sedley on the Purpose of Judicial Review: Not in the Public Interest

THIS ARTICLE IS REPOSTED WITH THE KIND PERMISSION OF THE LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS: In 1916 the secretary of the Anti-German Union, Sir George Makgill, a Scottish baronet of extreme right-wing … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 2 Comments