UK Constitutional Law Association

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Stephen Laws: Article 50 and the political constitution

The only relevant question now left for the UK about the Art 50 notification is what needs to be done before it is given. It is politically inevitable that the … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 8 Comments

Alex Peplow: A Curious Jurisdiction – Section 4 of the Judicial Committee Act 1833

As a bit of light relief from the Brexit furore, I will be considering the jurisdiction conferred on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and how it came to … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: Constitutional Conventions, Article 50 and Brexit

Following the result of the referendum on British membership of the European Union, constitutional commentators have been embroiled in a discussion over the legal basis on which withdrawal from the … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 5 Comments

Virginia Mantouvalou: EU Citizens as Bargaining Chips

A few days after the referendum on EU membership of the European Union, Theresa May stated that she would not guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK. Her … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 12 Comments

Alex Green: Why the EU Referendum Might Be Morally Binding – A Partial Response to Yossi Nehushtan

In an erudite and sophisticated post on this blog, Dr Yossi Nehushtan argues that the United Kingdom’s recent referendum on membership in the European Union is not morally binding on … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Charles Streeten: Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube: Can an Article 50 Notification Be Revoked?

Introduction It is, as the rather outmoded saying goes, a woman’s prerogative to change her mind; but what about the United Kingdom’s? Whilst there has been much academic discussion, not … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 16 Comments

Craig Prescott: A ‘Snap’ General Election? It’s Far from a Certainty

Now the Conservative Party leadership election has come to an abrupt halt with the withdrawal of Andrea Leadsom, Theresa May will become Prime Minister on Wednesday. Calls to hold a … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sébastien Grammond: Canadian Constitutional Jurisprudence and the Brexit Process

Canadian constitutional jurisprudence might, perhaps unexpectedly, shed some light on the process set in motion by the referendum regarding the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, a leading feature … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yossi Nehushtan: Why Is It Illegal for the Prime Minister to Perceive the EU Referendum’s Result as Morally-Politically Authoritative?

In a previous post I argued that it is morally wrong to perceive the EU referendum’s result as morally and politically authoritative. My arguments were made in light of the … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 16 Comments

Kenneth Armstrong: Should Turkeys Vote (be)for(e) Christmas? An Early General Election and Article 50

In a piece published last week I set out the argument for why a general election is needed before the UK notifies a decision to withdraw from the European Union … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

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