UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Katie Boyle and Leanne Cochrane: Rights Derived from EU law: Informing the Referendum Process

This week the UK Government is under a duty to publish information about rights and obligations that arise under European Union (EU) law as a result of the UK’s EU … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Graham John Wheeler: The British Overseas Territories and “Direct Rule”

In the wake of the Mossack Fonseca affair, there have been calls for London to impose “direct rule” on some of the British Overseas Territories which are used for offshore … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

George Williams and Daniel Reynolds: The First Four Years of Australia’s Parliamentary Scrutiny Regime for Human Rights

Australia is an exception when it comes to the legal protection of human rights. It remains the only democracy without a national human rights act or Bill of Rights. This … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. Ceding Power to the Executive: the Resurrection of Henry VIII Location: Great Hall, King’s Building, Strand Campus 12 April 2016, 18:00-19:00 Registration URL HERE. … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Byron Karemba: The Investigatory Powers Bill: Introducing Judicial Authorisation of Surveillance Warrants in the United Kingdom – Putting the ‘Double-Lock’ in Focus (Part I)

When the Home Secretary commended the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny in November 2015, she lauded the oversight mechanisms in the Bill as ‘world-leading.’ A seminal feature of … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sam Fowles: In Defence of Europe

Professor Nicol’s critique of Another Europe is Possible and DiEM 2025 is undoubtedly engaging. But it confuses constitutional law with policy enacted through the law and can only be justified … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 11 Comments

Jan van Zyl Smit: Judicial appointments in the Commonwealth: Is India bucking the trend?

In recent years many Commonwealth states have adopted, or at least debated, reforms to their legal frameworks for the appointment of judges. The stated objectives of such reforms include strengthening … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 2 Comments
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