UK Constitutional Law Association

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Andrew Geddis: “Declarations of Inconsistency” under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

As in the United Kingdom, the question of whether prisoners should be permitted to vote has generated considerable constitutional interest for New Zealand. Largely that is due to the efforts … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Constitutional Law Summer School Belfast, 09 –11 August 2017 Lawyers, politicians, academics and policy makers are invited to join the Attorney General John … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Liora Lazarus: Do Human Rights Impede Effective Counterterrorism?

Theresa May and Keir Starmer disagree about whether human rights impede effective counterterrorism.  Both bring experience at the coalface of this field, May as former Home Secretary, and Starmer as … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kenneth Armstrong: Has Article 50 Really Been Triggered?

Cross-posted from brexittime.com. With the Supreme Court handing down its judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU on 24 January this year, one might have been … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 14 Comments

Nick Barber: The Legal Academic In the Internet Age

I was contemplating my lectures for the coming academic year and I started to feel annoyed – I think the two were connected.  Lecturing has started to seem a rather … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 13 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: The West Lothian Question, EVEL and the 2017 General Election

Despite losing their majority in the general election on 8th June, the Conservative Party remains the largest party in the Commons.  Consequently, Theresa May is seeking to form a minority … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 5 Comments

Colin Harvey and Daniel Holder: The Great Repeal Bill and the Good Friday Agreement – Cementing a Stalemate or Constitutional Collision Course?

Introduction – a perfect storm? As predicted, Brexit is proving to be profoundly destabilising for the peace process and the constitutional politics of Northern Ireland. An outcome that lacks the … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment