UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Manifesto Watch: Aileen McHarg: The Constitutional Implications of the Rise of the SNP

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ruchi Parekh: Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity: A JUSTICE Working Party sets out its vision for change

Our justice system is in crisis. Ongoing state retrenchment has involved significant cuts to legal aid, the HMCTS budget and the publicly subsidised advice sector. The result is a growing … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Manifesto Watch: John Morison: Kingmakers, Kingslayers – or only Wildlings – The Northern Ireland MPs in the Westminster Game of Thrones

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Manifesto Watch: Graham Gee: Five Thoughts on Conservatism and Constitutionalism

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

Manifesto Watch: Steve Peers: The UK’s General Election: A Fundamental Change to UK/EU Relations?

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Constitutional Implications of a UK Exit from the EU: Some Questions That Really Must Be Asked

The issue of a UK withdrawal from the EU is highly topical at present, and several aspects of a UK exit – such as its impact on the devolved nations, … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 13 Comments

Manifesto Watch: Keith Ewing: Saor Alba and Austerity – The British Constitution and the Labour Party Manifesto

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. We begin with Professor Keith Ewing … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Eirik Bjorge: Manning the Fogmachine of War: A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, Richard Ekins, Jonathan Morgan, and Tom Tugendhat criticize the European Court … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Diletta Tega: Sovereignty of Rights vs. “Global Constitutional” Law: The Italian Constitutional Court Decision No. 238/2014

As Francesco Duranti already pointed out in his comment here at I-CONnect on 17 December 2014, Judgment no. 238, delivered on 22 October 2014, demonstrates how the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) “dialogues” with the … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Greg Weeks: Comment on Australia: A history of judicial disrespect and the current “crisis” in the Queensland judiciary

It has never been a universal requirement that a candidate for senior judicial office is either well respected or even well liked, by the public at large or by his … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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