UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ The European Circuit in co-operation with Middle Temple International Committee presents “Written Constitutions – experiences and challenges” on 4 May 2017, 5-7 pm … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eirik Bjorge: The Dualist System of the English Constitution and the Victorian Acquis

  The Supreme Court in Miller set out the model that ‘the dualist system is a necessary corollary of Parliamentary sovereignty’ (para 57), or in the words of Campbell McLachlan … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rachel Jones: Increasing Judicial Diversity – A Constitutional Imperative?

Tuesday marked the launch of JUSTICE’s Working Party report, Increasing judicial diversity.  The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, spoke at the event, alongside Chair of the Working Party and leading … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 5 Comments

Robert Hazell: Is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act a Dead Letter?

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ease with which Theresa May was able to secure an early dissolution last week has led to suggestions that the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Henry Pearce: Some Thoughts on the Encryption Regulatory Debate

Debates about the regulation of encryption technologies and surveillance have been around for decades. It is in unfortunate circumstances that these debates have now been thrust back into the public … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 5 Comments

Paul Reid: How Fixed Is a Fixed-term Parliament?

However unexpected the Prime Minister’s call for a general election may be, and however appropriate it may, or may not, be (see Jeff King’s discussion here), it invites the Fixed-Term … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jeff King: May’s Gambit

Theresa May has deftly launched a gambit to get around the core purpose of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 – and all signs are that it will succeed without … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 10 Comments

K M Hayne: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’

In the White Paper published in February this year (“The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union” Cm 9417), the very first point made was that the … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

Joe Tomlinson: UK Quo Vadis? The EEA as a Workable Framework

On 3 February 2017, the University of Sheffield School of Law—in co-operation with the UK Constitutional Law Association and the European Circuit of the Bar—hosted a seminar. The keynote speaker … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Farrah Ahmed: The Autonomy Rationale for Religious Freedom

Does the right to religious freedom protect girls who wear religious dress to school, bakers who refuse to write messages in support of same sex marriage on cakes, parents who … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

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