UK Constitutional Law Association

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Cambridge Public Law Conference 2014: Detailed Programme Now Available

The full programme for the 2014 Cambridge Public Law Conference has now been published, providing details of all plenary sessions and parallel panel sessions. The programme can be accessed via the conference … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Call for Evidence: Review of Communications Data and Interception Powers

The Home Secretary announced to Parliament on 10 July that the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation had been asked, with all-party support, to lead a review before the General Election, in the light … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ann Sherlock: Supreme Court ruling on Welsh legislation.

On 9 July 2014, the Supreme Court delivered its unanimous ruling that the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill was within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales. The Bill … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Derek O’Brien – Comment On The Caribbean: Commonwealth Caribbean Elections.

When comparing the relative political stability of Britain’s former colonies in the Commonwealth Caribbean with the lack thereof in former British colonies in Africa and Asia and the former colonies … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

J. R. Nethercote: Forgotten centenary: Joseph Cook and the 1914 Double Dissolution of the Australian Parliament

The assassination and obsequies of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his Duchess did not occupy the front pages of newspapers for long. Various European capitals were preoccupied by the crisis, with … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

David Harris, Michael O’Boyle, Ed Bates and Carla Buckley: UK withdrawal from the Convention? A broader view.

In the following blog the authors of the third edition of a leading text on the Law of the ECHR (Harris, O’Boyle and Warbrick, The Law of the European Convention … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mark Elliott: Human rights reform and the role of the Strasbourg Court

I wrote last week about the dismissal of Dominic Grieve as Attorney-General and subsequent indications as to the likely direction of Conservative Party policy in relation to human rights. As … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 5 Comments