UK Constitutional Law Association

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Byron Karemba: The Investigatory Powers Bill: Introducing Judicial Scrutiny of Surveillance Warrants and the Broader Constitutional Context (Part III)

This post follows Parts I & II commenting on aspects of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to be setup by the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before  the  House of Lords. A … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Harshan Kumarasingham: Eastminster: the Westminster model in British Asia

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ‘Westminster model’ outside the British Isles tends to be associated with the former British settler colonies such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Event: Parliament and Brexit: Constitutional Conundrums and Parliamentary Practicalities

Parliament and Brexit: Constitutional Conundrums and Parliamentary Practicalities United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association and Study of Parliament Group Seminar Tuesday 25 October 2016 6pm House of Lords – Committee Room … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Philip Joseph: Brexit: A View from Afar

Editors’ note: In this blog post the distinguished New Zealand jurist, Professor Philip Joseph, reflects upon the fall-out from the referendum vote on 23 June. The post is a precis … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 12 Comments

Conor Gearty: The Human Rights Act Should Not Be Repealed

There is no reason to repeal the Human Rights Act and the government’s manifesto commitment to do so should be dropped. The objections to it are misconceived, the arguments against … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 16 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Public Law Reform Now University of Sussex, 20 September 2016 Coinciding with the Commission’s consultation for the 13th Programme, Public Law Reform Now … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Article 50

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on the process by which the United Kingdom will withdraw from the European Union, a process that will result “in … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 16 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: The Conservatives and the Constitution, Liverpool John Moores University, 14 September 2016 BREXITING and rights: Discussion seminar on the human rights and equality implications of … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gavin Creelman: The Relevance of Thoburn to the Article 50 “Trigger” Debate

In the weeks following the EU referendum result, a number of key constitutional questions have emerged. Central among these has been the issue of how the process of withdrawal from … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 26 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Sand in the Gearbox: Devolution and Brexit

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum result, political comment from a number of quarters suggested that the Scottish Parliament could vote to block Brexit. For the comprehensive reasons … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 6 Comments

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