UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: ‘Partisanship and the Constitution’, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford, 27-28 June 2019 Call for Papers: Young Scholars Forum, Melbourne Institute for Comparative Constitutional Law, … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Event: ‘The Rise of Populism in Europe’, 3 June 2019

The Italian Cultural Institute, the Devolution Club and the UK Constitutional Law Association invite you to the 14th Italian-British Constitutional Conversation: ‘The Rise of Populism in Europe’ Monday, 3rd June … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties

The topic of parliamentary scrutiny of the making of treaties could hardly be more topical, given the role that Parliament is currently playing in relation to the Withdrawal Agreement that … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Stephanie Reynolds: Brexit and the (Not Quite) Constitutionalised Status of EU Citizenship

Since its formal introduction in the Maastricht Treaty, EU citizenship has laid claim to a constitutional status. The Union Treaties – long described by the Court of Justice as the … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: Taking (Back) Control?

In his insightful post, David Howarth set out a conflict between two visions of democracy: Westminster and Whitehall. The Westminster vision favours Parliament (particularly the House of Commons), drawing on … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · 3 Comments

Joseph Crampin: Precedent for Delaying Royal Assent: A Response to Professor Finnis

The ‘Cooper-Letwin Act’ (European Union Withdrawal (No 5) Act 2019) may yet come to be known as the constitutional crisis that wasn’t. But, the advocacy by some of the Government’s … Continue reading

April 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ The European Parliament (EP), Elections and Brexit: An Evening with Claude Moraes, Chairperson of the EP LIBE Committee City Law School, 23 April … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Editors’ note: Contributions regarding royal assent

The issue of whether the Queen can refuse royal assent to legislation, whether advised by her Ministers to do so or otherwise, has generated a lot of posts and comments … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Menelaos Markakis: A Trojan Horse in the EU? The Curious Case of the EU27+1

The EU27 have agreed to grant the extension requested by the Prime Minister, the terms of which need not be repeated here. Suffice it to say for present purposes that … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

UKCLA membership renewal reminder

Dear UKCLA members, Thank you to all members who have kindly renewed their membership for 2019. I would like to invite any members who have not yet renewed their membership … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

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