UK Constitutional Law Association

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Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements are below.


Lecture: Enclaves and Exclaves: Limits and Exceptions to the Doctrine of Judicial Review

Monday 22nd January 6.30pm (Registration from 6pm)

Dyson Heydon AC QC (former justice of the High Court of Australia)

Policy Exchange

6th Floor
8-10 Great George Street
London SW1P 3AE

For more information (and to register) click here.

Seminar: What are the Limits of Judicial Independence?

Tuesday 23rd January 1pm

Participants include Lord Thomas (former LCJ), Lord Falconer (former Lord Chancellor) and Dyson Heydon (former justice of the High Court of Australia).

Policy Exchange

6th Floor
8-10 Great George Street
London SW1P 3AE

For more information (and to register) click here.



The 5th Interdisciplinary Conference on Trust, Risk, Information & the Law (“TRILCon 2018”) will be held on 25 April 2018 at the Holiday Inn, Winchester, UK. Our overall theme for this conference will be: “Public Law, Politics and the Constitution: A new battleground between the Law and Technology?” 

Our keynote speakers will be Michael Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and Jamie Bartlett, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media for Demos in conjunction with the University of Sussex, and author of several books including ‘Radicals’ and ‘The Dark Net’.

Papers are welcomed on any aspect of the conference theme. This might include although is not restricted to:

– Fake news: definition, consequences, responsibilities and liabilities;
– The use of Big Data in political campaigning;
– Social media ‘echo chambers’ and political campaigning;
– Digital threats and impact on the political process;
– The Dark Net and consequences for the State and the Constitution;
– Big Tech – the new States and how to regulate them;
– The use of algorithmic tools and Big Data by the public sector;
– Tackling terrorist propaganda and digital communications within constitutional values;
– Technology neutral legislation;
– Threats to individual privacy and public law solutions;
– Online courts and holding the state to account.

Proposals for workshops are also welcome.

The full call for papers and workshops can be found at

Deadline for submissions is 26 January 2018.


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