UK Constitutional Law Association

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Luke Beck: Scottish Independence and Australia

What effect might Scottish independence might have on Australia’s constitutional arrangements? This might seem like an odd question but there has been a suggestion in Australia that there might be … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Debate: Neil Walker: Scotland and the EU: A Comment

Once upon a time it seemed like a good idea to try to clarify the route (Article 48 or Article 49 TEU) through which and the terms on which (with … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debate: Stephen Tierney: Scotland and the EU: A Comment

I agree with Sionaidh that the accession of an independent Scotland to the European Union is not in any serious doubt. I develop this point in a paper written with … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debate: Bruno de Witte: Scotland and the EU: A Comment

Two main options have been put on the table for (re-)accommodating an independent Scotland in the European Union: accession of an independent Scotland to the European Union by means of … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debate: Jo Murkens: Scotland and the EU: A Comment

What would be the characteristics of an ‘independent’ Scotland? And what kind of a Member State would it be? Intriguingly, the pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign promises continuity on key issues, … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Debate: J. H.H. Weiler: Scotland and the EU: a Comment

The Scottish referendum on independence is upon us. At some levels it is an easier and ‘cleaner’ case than that of Catalonia: The United Kingdom, in a mature political decision, … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debate: Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Why the EU should welcome an independent Scotland

With the Scottish referendum vote imminent, every issue of relevance to the debate on Scottish independence takes on crucial significance. In the context of Scotland’s EU membership, there has been … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Robert Thomas: Administrative Justice, Better Decisions, and Organisational Learning

Every year, government takes millions of decisions on matters such as individuals’ entitlement to social security, their immigration status, and tax liability. Often, people can challenge negative decisions to a … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mark Elliott: A lack of constitutional imagination lies at the heart of the Scottish independence debate

Opinion polls suggesting that the pro-independence campaign in Scotland may have taken a narrow lead have had an electrifying effect, causing the mainstream UK media and political establishment — both of which have … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 8 Comments

Greg Weeks: Comment on Australia: A Disappointing Backward Step in Information Policy

Australia’s Coalition government handed down its first Budget on 13 May 2014, which has since proved controversial in several respects. The Budget’s impact on groups such as the elderly, the … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

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