UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Richard Clayton: Transforming Judicial Selection Procedures: Privy Council Changes Trinidad High Court Selection Procedure

In A-G of Trinidad and Tobago v Maharaj the High Court and Court of Appeal in Trinidad decided that the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (which appoints High Court judges) … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

Stefan Theil: Unconstitutional Prorogation

Parliament voted on the evening of 1 April in a series of indicative votes to determine what, if any, alternative plan for withdrawal from the European Union could command the … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · 5 Comments

Ewan McGaughey: What Is Needed in Our Constitution to Revoke Article 50?

Professors Gavin Phillipson and Alison Young have argued on this blog that an Act of Parliament is needed to revoke article 50. An alternative view is that, while an Act … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Richard Lang: Consequences of the Extension Deal: A Reply to Professor Allott

I would like to thank Professor Allott for his fascinating post, ‘Unexpected Denouement’. The UK Remains in the EU by Mistake. The Brexit Saga Could Run and Run’ from Tuesday.  … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · 4 Comments

Philip Allott: Unexpected Denouement. The UK Remains in the EU by Mistake. The Brexit Saga Could Run and Run

The two-year time-limit in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union has come and gone.  It is now possible that no withdrawal agreement between the European Council and the … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · 12 Comments

Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson: Brexit, Primary Legislation, and Statutory Instruments: Everything in Its Right Place?

Legislation to enable Brexit is progressing through Parliament. This includes the Immigration and Social Security Bill, the Fisheries Bill, the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill, and the Healthcare (International … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · 3 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ ICON-S British-Irish Chapter 2019 Annual Conference The United Kingdom’s Withdrawal from the European Union (?) Domestic and European Constitutional Implications Download the Full … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kasey McCall-Smith: The Realities of Being Global: Treaty Law and Brexit

Throughout the two years of Brexit debates following Article 50 notification, the UK Government and Parliament consistently have failed to recognise that even if EU law is no longer applicable … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: SLS Public Law Section, Call for Papers/Panels for 2019 SLS Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 3-6 September 2019 Call for Papers, Annual Doctoral … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sam Fowles: Extending Article 50 – Key Legal Issues

With the second defeat of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, the subsequent vote to reject a “no-deal” Brexit, and the proposed votes today to extend the Art. 50 period, we must … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 6 Comments

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