UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

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This week’s announcement is below.

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Senior Research Fellow in Parliaments and the Rule of Law

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law exists to advance the Rule of Law worldwide. It aims to do so proactively, and to have a direct and practical impact on law, policy and decision-making. In 2018 the Bingham Centre will be publishing its new five-year Strategy. A specific strategic aim of the Centre is to democratise the Rule of Law: to take it into the heart of the political process and to embed it in democratic institutions, including parliaments.

The Centre believes that parliaments have a vital role to play in relation to the Rule of Law. Their law-making function makes them ideally placed to ensure that a country’s legal frameworks provide the necessary protections for the Rule of Law, and their oversight function enables them to monitor and scrutinise Governments’ compliance with the Rule of Law in its policies and actions. However, informed discussion of the Rule of Law in political debate remains the exception rather than the norm. There is an urgent need to mainstream the Rule of Law across the entire range of a parliament’s activities and functions. In the UK the Rule of Law challenges posed by Brexit make this especially urgent.

The Bingham Centre is therefore looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as a Senior Research Fellow in Parliaments and the Rule of Law to lead and develop its programme of work in this important area of its new Strategy.

Full announcement HERE.

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