In a previous post, I have argued that the recent decision of the Italian President of the Republic, Pierluigi Mattarella, to refuse to appoint as Finance Minister Paolo Savona, was … Continue reading
Alison Young: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the Meaningful Vote: Constititutional Inconsistency or Constitutional Inconvenience?
This post will focus on the constitutional issues arising from the debate on the ‘meaningful vote’. There have been various solutions proposed in legislative amendments by the House of Lords, … Continue reading
This post considers whether it is a convention of the British constitution that Parliament cannot direct the executive in the making of treaties. The context, of course, is the current … Continue reading
Shona Wilson Stark: In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Application for Judicial Review  UKSC 27: A Declaration in All but Name?
All eyes were on the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) last week as it gave judgment in In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Application for Judicial Review  UKSC 27, … Continue reading
Jack Simson Caird: Parliament’s Right to a ‘Meaningful Vote’: Amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
On Tuesday 12 June 2018, the Government will ask the House of Commons to reject the Lords’ meaningful vote amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (Lords Amendment 19). If the … Continue reading
This week’s announcements are below. ~~~ WG Hart Workshop 2018: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights Date: Monday 11 June – Tuesday 12 June 2018 Venue: Institute of Advanced … Continue reading
Ireland Post Brexit: Constitutional and Legal Consequences, North and South 13th Italian-British Constitutional Conversation Monday, 11th June 2018, 4:30pm Italian Cultural Institute 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX Foreword: Sebastian … Continue reading