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Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. Happy holidays from the UKCLA Blog! ~~~ The House of Commons continues to play a central role in deciding whether the UK should deploy … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Austerity and Public Law: Stefano Civitarese Matteucci: Austerity and Social Rights in Italy: A Long Standing Story

Editors’ note: During autumn 2015, the blog ran a series titled ‘Austerity and Public Law’. The theme explored the implications or impact of the austerity measures in the UK or … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meg Russell and Daniel Gover: The Lords, Financial Privilege and the EU Referendum Franchise

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The House of Lords amended the government’s European Union Referendum Bill in order to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the referendum. Last … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pavlos Eleftheriadis: The EU Protects Liberty, but a British Bill of Rights Would Endanger It

Cross-posted from The Conversation. As David Cameron tiptoes towards a referendum which will decide the UK’s future role in Europe, any innovation that could placate eurosceptic sections of the electorate … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

UKCLA Annual General Meeting and Seminar, 11th January 2016

  UKCLA Annual General Meeting and Seminar, 11th January 2016 The UKCLA Annual General Meeting will be held at 1 pm on Monday 11th of January 2016 in the Haldane Room, … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tom Hickman: The Investigatory Powers Bill: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

Editors’ Note: This unusually long post addresses an abnormally large bill on an exceptionally important topic. We hope readers will appreciate the reasons for departing from our normal practice regarding … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dapo Akande and Eirik Bjorge: The United Kingdom Ministerial Code and International Law: A Response to Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame

Much has been written about the recent changes to the United Kingdom’s Ministerial Code. Until October of this year, the code referred to the “overarching duty on Ministers to comply … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Austerity and Public Law: Alexander Latham: Defending Rights in the Face of Austerity: Is the Supreme Court Calling Time on Social Housing Managerialism?

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

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Eoin Carolan: Some Lessons from Ireland’s Marriage Referendum?

Almost six months after being popularly endorsed in a widely publicised referendum, Ireland’s first same-sex marriages took place on November 17th last. While the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Graham John Wheeler: When Should the Lords Reject Secondary Legislation?

On 26 October 2015, the House of Lords debated the Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. The Regulations were approved, but subject to two riders. … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

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