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 UKCLACON15@manchester.ac.uk ; OR
(2) Pay the £10 registration fee and register via this EventBrite link.