UK Constitutional Law Association

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Event tomorrow: ALBA/UKCLA Seminar on Right to an Oral Hearing

A reminder to UKCLA members and blog readers … Tomorrow, 14 May 2014, the UKCLA will hold a joint seminar with ALBA (the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association). The topic addresses … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grégoire Webber: On the ‘lawful’ premise and prostitution

‘It is not a crime in Canada to sell sex for money.’ This factual assertion opens the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bedford v Attorney General, … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Emily MacKenzie: Successful Challenge to Levels of Asylum Support – R (on the application of Refugee Action) v Home Secretary

The High Court recently upheld an important challenge in the field of asylum support. In June 2013, the Home Secretary decided that weekly cash payments to “destitute” asylum seekers in … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Richard Kirkham: Another False Dawn or the Moment ADR Becomes Mainstream

The ombudsman enterprise in the UK is in a state of flux. The last two years have witnessed a series of events that could revolutionise the architecture and impact of … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Graham Gee and Kate Malleson: Judicial Appointments, Diversity and the Equal Merit Provision

One of the changes introduced by the Crime and Courts Act 2013 was to amend section 63 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, which provides that the Judicial Appointments Commission … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Event: Prisoner Voting and the Constitution

Prisoner Voting and the Constitution Co-sponsored by the Study of Parliament Group and the United Kingdom Constitution Law Association 18:00-19:30 Wednesday 18 June 2014 – The Moot Court, Faculty of … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott: Judicial Review Reform — The Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Earlier this week, the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has published its report on The implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review (HL … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment