UK Constitutional Law Association

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George Peretz QC: Storm Clouds over the Welsh Mountains: Agriculture and Devolution

A report by the National Assembly for Wales’ Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee published on 24 March received more publicity than might have been expected. That was largely … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

David Mead: Public Law Current Survey (Nov 2016 – Jan 2017)

Editors’ note: The Public Law Current Survey was originally published in Public Law and is reprinted here with the generous permission of that journal. (This survey covers the three-month period … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brian Christopher Jones: The Government’s Quandary: “Great”, or Ordinary, Repeal

The government would certainly prefer a “great” repeal, but they would be wise to make it an ordinary one. Four years ago I published an analysis piece in Public Law … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

Elizabeth Campion: The Constitutional “Ripple Effect” of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017

Miller and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 was highly anticipated as perhaps the most signficant constitutional case of this generation, stirring up … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Alex Schwartz: Mitigating the Hazards of Brexit: The EEA Option for Northern Ireland

Readers of this blog will probably be interested in a new policy paper authored by a group of (mostly) Queen’s University Belfast academics, arguing for an ‘EEA Option’ to accommodate the … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ ‘Public Law and Policing: Policing the Future’ Wednesday 5th April 2017, 13:00 – 16:30 Sheffield Hallam University (Part of Social Justice Week 2017) … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Christina Lienen: Why the Implications of ‘No Deal’ Are No Mere ‘Exercise in Guesswork’

Theresa May is to trigger Article 50 on 29 March 2017, kicking off the two-year negotiation period during which the relationship between the UK and the EU will be redefined. … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Alexander Horne: Select Committee Powers of Enforcement

On 7 March 2017, the House of Commons Committee of Privileges announced a new inquiry into the exercise and enforcement of the powers of the House in relation to select … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Richard Clayton QC: The Brexit Case That Never Was

Since the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was enacted so swiftly, the political implications of R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] 2 WLR 58 … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · 8 Comments

Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: A Design Problem for Judicial Review: What We Know and What We Need to Know about Immigration Judicial Reviews

Immigration and asylum claimants often use judicial review to challenge immigration refusal decisions made by the Home Office. Immigration-related cases have, for a long time now, presented serious difficulties to … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 7 Comments

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