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Event: Debating the Constitution, University of Manchester

UKCLA-Manchester logosA UK Constitutional Law Association Conference:

Debating the Constitution

24 June 2015, 11am – 5pm
Council Chambers, Whitworth Building
University of Manchester

On Wednesday 24 June 2015, the UKCLA will be hosting a conference at the University of Manchester. The aim of the conference is to provide an informal forum to engage in debate on topical constitutional issues in the aftermath of the 2015 general election. Instead of full papers, short “blog-style” papers will be delivered. The conference will consist of three panels, each featuring five short presentations followed by an open-floor debate. Please see event flyer here.

Opening Speaker: Dr Mark Elliott, University of Cambridge

Panel 1 – Devolution and Europe:

Professor Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh (Chair);
Dr Hugo Rosemont, Kings College London;
Dr Javier Oliva, University of Manchester;
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, University of Oxford;
Dr Paul Scott, University of Southampton;
Dr John Stanton, City University.

Panel 2 – Parliament:

Professor Rodney Brazier MVO, University of Manchester (Chair);
Dr Craig Prescott, University of Manchester/KCL;
Dr Mike Gordon, University of Liverpool;
Dr Adam Perry, Queen Mary University London;
Professor Joseph Jaconelli, University of Manchester;
Dr Louise Thompson, University of Surrey.

Panel 3 – Human Rights:

Merris Amos, Queen Mary University London (Chair);
Dr Adam Tucker, University of York;
Professor Gavin Phillipson, Durham University;
Sarah Lambrecht, Constitutional Court of Belgium;
Hayley Hooper, University of Cambridge;
Chintan Chandrachud, University of Cambridge

Keynote: Adam Wagner, One Crown Office Row/UK Human Rights Blog:

The slow death of the UK Human rights system: Is it just a matter of time or can the UK learn to love human rights?

Refreshments will be available throughout the day and lunch will be provided.

How to register:

There are two ways to attend the conference:

(1) Be a member of the UKCLA (here’s how) and attend for free by simply e-mailing ; OR

(2) Pay the £10 registration fee and register via this EventBrite link.

11 comments on “Event: Debating the Constitution, University of Manchester

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  3. Angela Jones
    May 21, 2015

    please could you send details of the titles of talks asap – without this,it#s difficult to know if one wants to go!

    Thanks Angela Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 06:01:01 +0000 To:

  4. Thanks for providing this sort of superb information.

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  11. angela ellis-jones
    June 9, 2016

    have these talks been published – I was unable to attend the conference but would be interested to see them

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