UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Graham John Wheeler: Referendums That Time Forgot

It is well known that the first national referendum in the UK was the 1975 poll on EEC membership. It is also quite well known that A.V. Dicey called for … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Joe Tomlinson: Ouster Clauses Inside-out

Last week’s decision in R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2017] EWHC 114 (Admin) gained immediate attention among public lawyers (see Paul Daly’s blog article here and Mark Elliott’s blog article … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 4 Comments

Statement: International Association of Constitutional Law Condemns the Dismissal of Academics in Turkey

The following is a statement issued by the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) on 14 February 2017. The UKCLA is affiliated to the IACL. On 7 February 2017, the … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Narelle Bedford: Public Law, No Disgrace in Australia but Room for Improvements

Writing recently Tom Hickman raised the vital issue that fear of an adverse cost order can prevent potential applicants from seeking judicial review in UK courts with serious consequences for … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tobias Lock and Tom Gerald Daly: Brexit and the British Bill of Rights: Capturing Constitutional Complexity

Euroscepticism – usually framed as an argument from national sovereignty – was an important driving force behind Brexit, but also serves as a key motivator behind efforts to reform domestic … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 6 Comments

Reminder: UKCLA membership 2017: please renew or join

Dear UKCLA members, Further to our President’s message earlier this month, I would like to encourage all members to renew their membership for 2017 via the membership page of the … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: ‘The Constitutional Implications of the Miller Judgment’, UCL Laws and Public Law, 22 February 2017 Half-day seminar on the Miller judgment, the ‘constitutional case of … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment