UK Constitutional Law Association

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Thomas Raine: The Value of Article 14 ECHR: The Supreme Court and the ‘Bedroom Tax’

Since it was introduced under the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012, the removal of the spare room subsidy, or ‘bedroom tax’ as it is known, has been one of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: ‘Exit from the European Union: Article 50, Parliament and the Prerogative in the UK Court’, University of Liverpool, 28 November 2016 ‘Criticism and Accountability in … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gavin Phillipson: The Miller Case, Part 1: A Response to Some Criticisms

Introduction The resounding defeat for the Government in Miller v Secretary of State has already produced a huge amount of academic commentary. In my view the role of legal academics … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 23 Comments

Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: New ESRC Report Launched: Current Issues in Administrative Justice: Examining Administrative Review, Better Initial Decisions, and Tribunal Reform

Profound changes in the way law interacts with administration are underway. Recently, the Ministry of Justice announced a near one-billion-pounds funding injection to modernise the justice system. A considerable part … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jeff King and Nick Barber: In Defence of Miller

Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union has stimulated quite a bit of debate. Some criticism of the decision has been well-informed and thoughtful, whilst some of … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 16 Comments

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Consequences of the High Court’s Reasoning in the Article 50 Judgment: EU Law-making Unlawful

Introduction In its judgment in Miller (the Article 50 litigation), the High Court had no doubts that it was defending constitutional orthodoxy. The issue at stake was that of the … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 24 Comments

Luke McDonagh: What Future for the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the New Populist Environment?

Introductions When I teach UK constitutional law to my students we often discuss the relationship between UK parliamentary sovereignty and the rule of law, and the tensions that inevitably occur … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 5 Comments