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Eliska Pirkova: ‘Polish Death Camps’ and the Quest for ‘the Truth’

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Polish Parliament approved an amendment to the National Remembrance Institute Act (NRIA), which establishes the criminal liability for a) “publicly ascribing responsibility and co-responsibility to … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Philip Allott: The EU Legal System Is Not a Thing You Can Leave

The level of ignorance that surrounds the effort to withdraw the UK from membership of the European Union can only be justified by the complexity of the underlying legal situation … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

Paul Craig: The Withdrawal Bill, Status and Supremacy

The House of Lords Constitution Committee’s Report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, HL Paper 69, is a valuable document, with many important insights and recommendations for improvements to the … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements are below. ~~~ The Democratic Case for a Written Constitution UCL Gustave Tuck LT, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Thursday 1 March 2018, 6:00 … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 8 44 contributions 684 pages Hardbound Edited by Dr Daniel Clarry Published by Appellate … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Ford and Phil Syrpis: Retained EU law in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill: A Reaction to the House of Lords Constitution Committee Report

On 29 January the House of Lords Constitution Committee delivered a withering assessment of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, describing it as ‘fundamentally flawed from a constitutional perspective in multiple ways’. … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hayley J. Hooper: Balancing Access to Justice and the Public Interest: Privacy International and Ouster Clauses in the Broader Constitutional Context

In November 2017, the Court of Appeal in R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal unanimously held that a so-called “ouster clause” in respect of the of the Investigatory Powers … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · 1 Comment