UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Routes to an English Parliament? Centre for English Identity & Politics and Centre for Parliament & Public Law, The University of Winchester Friday 11th … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Chris Piggott-McKellar: Digging for Trouble? The Attempt to Enshrine a Fracking Ban in the Constitution of the Australian State of Victoria

Australia’s readiness to change Prime Ministers is not matched by its readiness to change the Australian Constitution. While the occupant of The Lodge (Australia’s equivalent of Number 10) has changed … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

David Howarth: How to Change the Government Without Causing a General Election

The Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 removed the ability of Prime Ministers to call early general elections and handed that power to Parliament. Parliament has two options: a motion supported … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Emmanouil Bougiakiotis: E.S. v Austria: Blasphemy Laws and the Double Standards of the European Court of Human Rights

This case concerns the criminal conviction of an Austrian national because of a number of comments she made about Muhammad during some seminars she held under the title “Basic Information … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Delegated Powers

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has today published a major report on delegated powers. It is a component of a larger, four-part inquiry that the Committee is undertaking into … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

Ciaran White: Northern Ireland Workers’ Rights and the Draft Withdrawal Agreement: The Quasi-Constitutional Entrenchment of EU-derived Labour Law Rights

Northern Ireland employment law is a devolved issue and its statute book has always been largely distinct and separate from that applicable in GB. This always had the potential to … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Robert Craig: What Happens Constitutionally If the Draft Withdrawal Agreement Is Voted Down?

Now that a draft withdrawal agreement has been settled with the European Commission, the next step is a ‘meaningful vote’ in the House of Commons pursuant to s 13 European … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · 11 Comments