UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Andrew Lynch: Judicial Appointments in Australia – Reform in Retreat

The creation of formal processes governing the appointment of judges has been a notable element in the broader project of constitutional reform in the United Kingdom over the last 16 … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alexander Horne and Oonagh Gay: Ending the Hamilton Affair?

Article 9 of the Bill of Rights 1689 has been the subject of a variety of legal challenges. The Article, which provides (in modern parlance) that: “the freedom of speech … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Merris Amos: Scotland, Independence, and Human Rights

In its weighty tome, Scotland’s Future, the Scottish Government promises that at its heart, an independent Scotland will have “the respect, protection and promotion of equality and human rights.” Furthermore, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

News: House of Lords Constitution Committee Report on Scottish Independence

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has produced a report on the consequences of a yes vote in the Scottish Referendum. The report addresses a number of the question considered … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dublin City University: Call for Papers – Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution.

On September 4th 2014, the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, hosts its first annual Law and Government conference. The theme for the conference is Judges, Politics and … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

David Erdos: Mind the Gap – The CJEU Google Spain Judgment Profoundly Challenges the Current Realities of Freedom of Expression and Information Online

CROSS-POSTED FROM OPENDEMOCRACY.NET. The European UnionData Protection Directive of 1995 has always had lofty, and in many ways implausible, ambitions. As regards the private sector, it seeks to outlaw the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Andrew Le Sueur: Imagining judges in a written UK Constitution

The tide of interest (among those who care about these things) in the idea of a written, codified constitution for the United Kingdom rises and falls. At the moment the … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments