UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Ron Levy and Graeme Orr: To Save Democracy, Reform the Law

The US election just passed has made many people wonder about the merits of democracy. If an election can still be won using the dark rhetorics of earlier, troubled times … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Simon Lee: Dicey Sentiments

Everybody in Miller loves Dicey, judging by the publication of counsel’s arguments ahead of next week’s Supreme Court hearing. But it was not always thus and simply quoting more and … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Stijn Smismans: About the Revocability of Withdrawal: Why the EU (Law) Interpretation of Article 50 Matters

In the Miller case the High Court of England and Wales did not question the parties’ common understanding that withdrawal under Article 50 cannot be revoked once triggered. However, academic … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 13 Comments

Thomas Raine: The Value of Article 14 ECHR: The Supreme Court and the ‘Bedroom Tax’

Since it was introduced under the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012, the removal of the spare room subsidy, or ‘bedroom tax’ as it is known, has been one of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: ‘Exit from the European Union: Article 50, Parliament and the Prerogative in the UK Court’, University of Liverpool, 28 November 2016 ‘Criticism and Accountability in … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gavin Phillipson: The Miller Case, Part 1: A Response to Some Criticisms

Introduction The resounding defeat for the Government in Miller v Secretary of State has already produced a huge amount of academic commentary. In my view the role of legal academics … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 24 Comments

Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: New ESRC Report Launched: Current Issues in Administrative Justice: Examining Administrative Review, Better Initial Decisions, and Tribunal Reform

Profound changes in the way law interacts with administration are underway. Recently, the Ministry of Justice announced a near one-billion-pounds funding injection to modernise the justice system. A considerable part … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment