UK Constitutional Law Association

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David Mead: Public Law Current Survey (Feb – Apr 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

June 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Byron Karemba: Provision of Abortion Services, the Territorial Constitution and the Supreme Court

Introduction Should UK citizens ordinarily resident in one of the constituent parts of the UK be treated equally in regards to essential social services when they are in a different … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jean-Pierre Gauci and Robert McCorquodale: Brexit and Transitional Provisions: International Law Can Assist

In a recent statement, The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, highlighted the need for transitional measures to be agreed soon in the Brexit discussions. He is reported as stating:   I am … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Christopher McCrudden: An early deal-breaker? EU citizens’ rights in the UK after Brexit, and the future role of the European Court of Justice

The UK has finally made an offer to allow some EU citizens to retain some rights in the UK after Brexit. There are two sets of issues that arise: the … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 6 Comments

Andrew Geddis: “Declarations of Inconsistency” under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

As in the United Kingdom, the question of whether prisoners should be permitted to vote has generated considerable constitutional interest for New Zealand. Largely that is due to the efforts … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Constitutional Law Summer School Belfast, 09 –11 August 2017 Lawyers, politicians, academics and policy makers are invited to join the Attorney General John … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Liora Lazarus: Do Human Rights Impede Effective Counterterrorism?

Theresa May and Keir Starmer disagree about whether human rights impede effective counterterrorism.  Both bring experience at the coalface of this field, May as former Home Secretary, and Starmer as … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kenneth Armstrong: Has Article 50 Really Been Triggered?

Cross-posted from brexittime.com. With the Supreme Court handing down its judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU on 24 January this year, one might have been … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 29 Comments

Nick Barber: The Legal Academic In the Internet Age

I was contemplating my lectures for the coming academic year and I started to feel annoyed – I think the two were connected.  Lecturing has started to seem a rather … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 14 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: The West Lothian Question, EVEL and the 2017 General Election

Despite losing their majority in the general election on 8th June, the Conservative Party remains the largest party in the Commons.  Consequently, Theresa May is seeking to form a minority … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 6 Comments

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