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August break

The UK Constitutional Law Blog takes a holiday every August and no new content will be posted during that time.  Contributions may still be sent to the Editors on the … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

The House of Lords Constitution Committee Inquiry into the Union and Devolution

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has announced an inquiry into the Union and Devolution. Written evidence is invited as follows: “The Constitution Committee has previously expressed concern that the … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Danny Nicol: Constitutional Implications of Jeremy Corbyn

The popularity of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election raises intriguing constitutional questions. Irrespective of whether Corbyn becomes leader, what would be the impact on our system of governance … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Sarah Lambrecht: Criticism of the European Court of Human Rights: A UK Phenomenon?

Editors’ note: The blog invited constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We end this series with a post by … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include two calls for papers: Symposium on Quasi-Constitutionality and Constitutional Statutes–Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Symposium on Constitutional Change and Transformation in Africa–Kabarak University, Kenya … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Javier García Oliva: Catalonia in Spain: The Significance of the 25th September 2015 Elections

Editors’ note: This post is based upon a conference paper presented at the UKCLA conference ‘Debating the Constitution after the General Election’ held at the University of Manchester on 24  … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

James Hand: Cutting the Courts – A Comment on the Proposal on the Provision of Court and Tribunal Estate in England and Wales

The Government have proposed the closure of almost 20% of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales as part of plans to modernise the justice system and bring about … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment