UK Constitutional Law Association

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The editors: Blog on holiday for August 2018

The editors would like to inform readers that the blog is now on holiday for the month of August. Contributors are very welcome to submit new posts from Monday, 3 September 2018. Thank you … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jacob Rowbottom: Digital Communications, Social Media and the Integrity of Elections

In the 2000s, I attended various seminars in which commentators complained that there had not yet been an ‘internet election’ in the UK. The complaint ran that election debates were … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Byron Karemba: Brexit, the Reference Jurisdiction of the UKSC and the New Separation of Powers

When the UKSC was created, there was great emphasis by the architects of the Court that it would largely assume the same constitutional position and functions as the Appellate Committee … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · 3 Comments

Open Call to PhD Students: ‘Developments in the UK’s Territorial Constitution’, Belfast, 19 October 2018

One Day Workshop at Queen’s University Belfast The UKCLA, in conjunction with the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, is hosting a PhD workshop in Belfast on Friday 19 … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

James Segan: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Ten Key Implications for UK Law and Lawyers

On 26 June 2018, after nearly a year of deliberation by Parliament, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “Act”) received royal assent. It is a statute of profound importance … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 7 Comments

Richard Danbury: Cliff Richard and Private Investigations

There is an old joke, in which a man is driving through the countryside, lost. He stops his car in a small village to ask a local for directions. The … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · 4 Comments

Bethany Shiner: How Does the Data Protection Act 2018 Empower the Information Commissioner to Tackle the Misuse of Personal Data in Political Campaigns?

Introduction Following on from an earlier piece on this blog which highlighted some of the gaps in the legal framework relating to the use of personal data for political purposes … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 2 Comments