UK Constitutional Law Association

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Stephen Tierney: Solomon Grundy Does Constitutional Change: The Smith Commission Timetable to Transform the Scottish Parliament

In the month of November the Smith Commission is set to draw up the most significant programme of constitutional change for the United Kingdom since 1998. Already the period within … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

Patrick O’Brien: How active were pre-2009 judges as parliamentarians?

  (Click on graph for bigger image) Is the question of anything more than historical interest? The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 precluded judicial peers from contributing to parliamentary debate from … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

Adam Perry: The Source of the Crown’s General Administrative Powers

The Crown has statutory and prerogative powers, and many people have said it has other powers as well. The Supreme Court clearly agreed for the first time in 2013. In … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Seminar Announcement: Political vs. Legal Constitutionalism: fin de siècle?

School of Law, SOAS, University of London Cordially invites you to The Comparative Constitutional Law Series Political vs. Legal Constitutionalism: fin de siècle? Wednesday 29 October 2014 Room 4426, Main Building, … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Robert Hazell:You want a constitutional convention? This is what you need to think through first.

In the run up to the Scottish independence referendum, and its aftermath, calls have grown for a constitutional convention to discuss further devolution, as well as wider constitutional reforms. Yet … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: British withdrawal from the EU: an existential threat to the United Kingdom?

The Conservative party’s proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act (and their proposal’s many faults) has already been well documented. However, as Roger Masterman has already pointed out on this … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Tom Hickman: ISIS, passports and Magna Carta: New national security powers raise complex issues

On 1 September the Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament in which he indicated that the Government was considering introducing the following new national security measures: Powers to enable … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment