UK Constitutional Law Association

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Raj Desai: Miller and the Flexibility of the UK Constitution

The Government placed considerable reliance on the flexibility of the UK constitution in its appeal to the Supreme Court in Miller, urging that this flexibility be employed to take full … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thomas Raine: The CJEU and Data Retention: A Critical Take on the Watson Case

In Joined Cases C-203/15 and C-698/15 Secretary of State for the Home Department v Watson, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided further details about the requirements … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Event: UK Quo Vadis? The EEA as a Workable Framework

You are cordially invited to the following event: UK Quo Vadis? The EEA as a Workable Framework Time/Date: 4:30pm-6pm, 3 February 2017 Location: Moot Court Room, School of Law, University … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Anne Smith and Monica McWilliams: Now Is the Time to Re-open the Debate about Progressing the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

Following the results of the Brexit referendum  in the UK and the Conservative’s plans both to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and to withdraw … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Uses and Misuses of the Rule of Recognition in Miller

The jurisprudential concept of the rule of recognition featured several times during the Miller hearings at the Supreme Court. In this short note, I discuss three uses of the concept … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Christina Lienen: When Strasbourg Won’t Have It – Push for or Limitation of Common Law Constitutional Rights?

On 8 November 2016 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) in Magyar Helsinki Bizottság v Hungary decided that Art 10 did indeed confer a right … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 1 Comment