UK Constitutional Law Association

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Conor Crummey: The Duty to Protect the Irish Language and the Use of Declaratory Relief in Northern Ireland

The past year in Northern Irish politics has seen a drive for greater recognition and promotion of the Irish language pushed up the political agenda. Demands for the introduction of … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Third Biennial Public Law Conference, Melbourne Law School, July 2018: Call for Papers

The Public Law Conference series is the pre-eminent regular forum for the discussion of public law matters in the common law world. The first two conferences in the Public Law … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ The European Circuit in co-operation with Middle Temple International Committee presents “Written Constitutions – experiences and challenges” on 4 May 2017, 5-7 pm … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eirik Bjorge: The Dualist System of the English Constitution and the Victorian Acquis

  The Supreme Court in Miller set out the model that ‘the dualist system is a necessary corollary of Parliamentary sovereignty’ (para 57), or in the words of Campbell McLachlan … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rachel Jones: Increasing Judicial Diversity – A Constitutional Imperative?

Tuesday marked the launch of JUSTICE’s Working Party report, Increasing judicial diversity.  The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, spoke at the event, alongside Chair of the Working Party and leading … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Robert Hazell: Is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act a Dead Letter?

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ease with which Theresa May was able to secure an early dissolution last week has led to suggestions that the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Henry Pearce: Some Thoughts on the Encryption Regulatory Debate

Debates about the regulation of encryption technologies and surveillance have been around for decades. It is in unfortunate circumstances that these debates have now been thrust back into the public … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 5 Comments