UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

David Mead: PUBLIC LAW CURRENT SURVEY

The Public Law Current Survey was originally published in Public Law and is reprinted with the generous permission of that journal. (This survey covers the three-month period 1st February to … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

James Hand: Lords response to Labour Peers’ Working Group Report – A Programme for Progress: The future of the House of Lords and its place in wider constitution.

The House of Lords have recently debated the Labour Peers’ Working Group report looking at the future of the House of Lords and its place in a wider constitution. The … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Edward Kirton-Darling: Missing: political genius. If found, please return to the British People, care of Palace of Westminster, SW1A.

If Scottish voters chose independence in the referendum in September, the SNP confirmed on 16 June that a written constitution for Scotland would be drawn up. Where does that leave … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gabrielle Appleby and Joanna Howe: The High Court ends backdoor law making (for now)

Central to the Australia’s conservative Coalition Government’s successful 2013 electoral campaign was its promise to ‘stop the boats’. By this, it was intended that the Coalition would do all it … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Aileen McHarg: A Constitution for an Independent Scotland: the Draft Scottish Independence Bill

In her speech at Edinburgh University launching the draft Scottish Independence Bill, Nicola Sturgeon claimed that ‘the prospect of a Constitutional Convention and a written constitution are, in themselves, positive reasons … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Leaving Westminster: Constitutional Supremacy in an Independent Scotland

On 16 June the Scottish Government unveiled its Scottish Independence Bill in an address by Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister of Scotland, to the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. The … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Donal Coffey: Accidental Entrenchment and the Scottish Independence Bill?

The Scottish Government has recently published their proposed Scottish Independence Bill as part of the process directed towards ultimate Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. Katie Boyle has provided an … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Philippa Webb and Kirsten Roberts: How can parliamentary oversight of human rights be made more effective? Report to be launched in Geneva this week.

There is intense interest in the UK in the role of the judiciary in protecting and promoting human rights, but Parliaments can also play a vital role. The UK Joint … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Andrew Le Sueur: report on IACL 9th World Congress in Oslo

I’m not sure what the collective noun for constitutional law scholars is, but whatever the word, there were a lot of them in Norway last week for the 9th world … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Katie Boyle: Scotland in Transition: the Scottish Government’s Proposed Interim Constitution and the Scottish Independence Bill

On Monday 16 June 2014 the Scottish Government launched the Scottish Independence Bill: A Consultation on an Interim Constitution for Scotland at the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. The publication … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 7 Comments

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