UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Isaam Bin Haris: Judicial Review of Constitutional Amendments – Pakistan’s Uneasy Subscription to the Basic Structure Doctrine

The basic structure doctrine––first espoused by the Supreme Court of India in the celebrated case of Kesavananda Bharati v State of Kerala––allows courts to invalidate constitutional amendments on the premise … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Joshua Folkard: Horizontal Direct Effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the English Courts

The Court of Appeal has recently pronounced (twice) that some provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union have horizontal direct effect. These decisions provide some guidance … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s announcements include: The Hamlyn Lectures 2015 to be delivered by Professor Michael Freeman (UCL), November 2015 Call for Papers: Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law, 18 … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Event: Second Biennial Public Law Conference, Cambridge University

Building on the success of the inaugural Public Law Conference that was held in 2014, the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge will next year host the … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stefan Theil: Polycentricity – A Fatal Objection to the Adjudication of Environmental Rights?

In an unprecedented ruling, the Hague District Court has recently compelled the Dutch State to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the Netherlands by 25% by 2020 based on the … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Patrick O’Brien: Judges and Select Committees: A Developing Accountability Culture

    When is a judge not a judge? Lady Justice Hallett carried out a public inquiry into the ‘On the runs’ scheme in 2014. In its report on the … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Oonagh Gay: Regulating Lobbyists: A New Dawn?

In March 2015, almost unnoticed, the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists published her first register of consultant lobbyists with 57 entities. By the end of July this had grown to 87. … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment