UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Andrew Le Sueur: Do you need another constitutional law blog?

(Short answer, yes.). Over the past five years, blogging has moved out of the shadows to become not only a respectable but also an essential academic and professional channel for … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Juliet Wells: Reforming Electoral Law: a Comment on the Law Commission’s Joint Consultation Paper

Electoral policy is constantly on the march. Given that the rules prescribing the voting systems to be used in different elections, the extent of the franchise, constituency boundaries, and eligibility … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Adam Tomkins: Confusion and Retreat: The Supreme Court on Devolution

The Supreme Court’s devolution jurisprudence has ebbed as well as flowed. It may be that the high-water mark was left by Robinson v Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [2002] … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Andrew Le Sueur: stepping down as UKCLA president

After four years at the helm, I am – as planned – stepping down as president of the UKCLA. During this time the Association (as it now is) and ‘group’ … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Constitutional Court of South Africa: Invitation for Applications for Foreign Law Clerks

The Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa are pleased to invite applications from outstanding recent law graduates and young lawyers interested in serving as foreign law clerks. Candidates … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Edward Kirton-Darling: Expertise, Transparency and the Appointment of Lords

Peter Hennessy’s The Prime Minister: The office and its holders since 1945 is a typically authoritative and entertaining account of the personalities and powers of the Prime Minister, covering the … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Robert Leckey: Fundamental Rights, Physician-Assisted Death and the Court’s Institutional Role: A Comment on Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed its ruling on assisted suicide. In 1993, in a five-four decision, the Court had ruled that the federal government’s blanket ban … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Event: SOAS Symposium: Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring

20 March 2015, 15:25-19:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, UK 15:25 Welcome Notes: Dr. Nimer Sultany, Law Department, SOAS Professor Matthew Craven, Dean, Faculty of … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Event: Annual “Public Law” lecture 2015 changed date

Due to a clash of events, the 2015 Annual Public Law Lecture by Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC on “The Road to Rome and Strasbourg via San Francisco: Human Rights in Charters … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farrah Ahmed: The Untapped Potential for Constitutional Avoidance in Social Rights Adjudication

In his 2012 book, Judging Social Rights, Jeff King makes a powerful case for a limited, incrementalist, judicial approach to social rights adjudication. One of the incrementalist strategies King prescribes … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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