UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Opinion 2/13 on EU accession to the ECHR: a Christmas bombshell from the European Court of Justice

On 18 December 2014, the ECJ delivered its long awaited Opinion 2/13 on the compatibility with EU law of the draft agreement for EU accession to the ECHR. The ECJ … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 8 Comments

Greg Weeks: Comment on Australia: Protection of refugees who do not “live discreetly”

At the political level, Australia’s lamentable record of mistreating refugees is well established and is catalogued and critiqued elsewhere, such as by my colleagues at the Kaldor Centre for International … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: Reforming electoral law across the UK

In a consultation opening today the Law Commissions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out provisional proposals for reforming the law that governs the conduct of elections … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Notice of UKCLA AGM and roundtable

On Friday 9 January 2015, the UK Constitutional Law Association will  hold its Annual General Meeting followed by a roundtable discussion with two panels. For the AGM, members who have paid their 2014 subscription will receive the agenda … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW DISCUSSION GROUP (CLDG), EDINBURGH LAW SCHOOL: CALL FOR PRESENTERS

ABOUT THE CLDG The Constitutional Law Discussion Group (CLDG) at Edinburgh Law School aims to provide a structured forum for the discussion of topics relevant to constitutional law and theory. … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christoph Smets: A UK senate: Competition for the Commons or federalising representation?

After the warning shot fired from the ballot boxes of the Scottish electorate in this year’s referendum on independence, the West Lothian question has stirred with renewed power. It seems … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 8 Comments