UK Constitutional Law Association

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Austerity and Public Law: Richard Clayton QC: Accountability, Judicial Scrutiny and Contracting Out

Editors’ note: The blog is running a new series titled ‘Austerity and Public Law’. The theme explores the implications or impact of the austerity measures in the UK or any … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Veronika Fikfak: Voting on Military Action in Syria

Next week Members of Parliament will debate and vote on whether to support the Government’s proposal to extend military action against Islamic State (IS) to Syria. On Thursday, the Prime … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 22 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. HUMAN RIGHTS REFORM IN THE UK Leicester University Law School  –  CELI   Date: Wednesday, 2nd December 2015, 5pm-7.00pm Venue: Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1 … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

George Letsas: The Rule of All Law: A Reply to Finnis, Ekins and Verdirame

The Prime Minister’s recent change to the ministerial code has divided opinion amongst lawyers and academic experts. Prior to the change, the code made reference to “the overarching duties on … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tobias Lock: Human Rights and EU reform in the UK and the ‘German question’

‘We only want what the Germans have’ is an unlikely paraphrase of the demands of some of those wishing to achieve human rights reform and/or EU reform in the United … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Conor McCormick: Debating Constitutional Dualism

A recent amendment to the Ministerial Code has prompted some interesting constitutional commentary which focuses mainly on the perceived rationale behind the change and the critical response of some to … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Merris Amos: Judicial Power and the Article 3 ECHR Real Risk Test: A Comment on Professor Finnis’ Paper

On 21 October 2015, Professor John Finnis delivered a paper entitled “Judicial Power: Past, Present and Future” at the relaunch of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project. He was introduced by … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

David Cowan: Homelessness, Austerity and Public Law

Editors’ note: The blog is running a series titled ‘Austerity and Public Law’. The theme explores the implications or impact of the austerity measures in the UK or any European … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Colin Harvey: Citizenship and Political Rights in Ireland

Cross-posted from RightsNI. Ireland’s system of voting rights (for Irish citizens) places particular emphasis on residency within the state. With some limited exceptions, there is a near blanket exclusion of … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jo Murkens: David Cameron Is Not a Visionary, He Is an Illusionist

Cross-posted from the Verfassungsblog. Prime Minister David Cameron is fond of saying that he sees Britain’s future in a reformed EU. He postures as a visionary who knows what is … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

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