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Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Call for Papers WG Hart Legal Workshop 2017 Title: Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World We invite applications to participate in … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Wales Bill

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on the Wales Bill. The history of the Bill is a somewhat chequered one, a Draft Bill published in October … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Kenneth Armstrong: Bootstrapping Brexit: A European Rescue of the Nation State?

In a report published on 20th October, the European Union Select Committee of the House of Lords set out the argument for close parliamentary scrutiny of the UK’s withdrawal from … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

John Finnis: Terminating Treaty-based UK Rights

Editors’ note: This is cross-posted from the Judicial Power Project website and forms the main part of a short paper published today by the Project. Oral argument in the Brexit … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 54 Comments

Alison Young: Towards an Expository Justice Approach to Human Rights Adudication?

The recent Supreme Court Case of R (Johnson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, [2016] UKSC 56, appears at first glance to be a straightforward human rights claim. Lady Hale, … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Day 3

Day 3 started at 10.30am on 18 October 2016. James Eadie QC continued his submissions followed by Jason Coppel QC for the Government. Lord Pannick then replied followed by Dominic … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 11 Comments

Elizabeth Campion: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Parliamentary and Governmental Power in the Wake of the EU Referendum

The case of Santos and M v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (CO/3281/2016 and CO/3809/2016) (“Santos“) was heard in the High Court this week by the Lord … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

Marco Goldoni: Constitutional Referendums as Vectors of Regime-building: Observations from the Italian Case

It is referendums’ season. After Brexit and the Hungarian referendum on the European migrants’ resettlement plans (the so called ‘quota referendum’), an important constitutional plebiscite will take place in Italy … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Day 2

Editors’ note: For a report on the first day of proceedings, please see here. Introduction The second day of proceedings in the Miller case started at 9.45am as scheduled following … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · 18 Comments

Aurel Sari: Biting the Bullet: Why the UK Is Free to Revoke Its Withdrawal Notification under Article 50 TEU

‘There is no going back.’ These were the words of Lord Pannick, uttered before the High Court in response to the question whether the United Kingdom could rescind its notification … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 26 Comments

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