UK Constitutional Law Association

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Panagiotis Doudonis: Constitutional Conventions and the Italian President

The great political and constitutional turmoil caused by the President of the Italian Republic’s choice to veto the appointment of a Eurosceptic finance minister, and subsequently to appoint Carlo Cottarelli … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 3 Comments

Erika Rackley and Rosemary Hunter: Judicial Leadership, Lady Hale and the UK Supreme Court

It has been a busy nine months since Lady Hale assumed formal leadership of the UK Supreme Court. During this time she has sworn-in three new colleagues, lead the court … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Alex Latham and Paul F Scott: Debating Lord Reid’s Legacy: The Quartet at 50

Fifty years ago, in 1968, the House of Lords handed down judgments in three key public law cases – Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission, Conway v Rimmer and Padfield v … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Francis Young: “Packing” the Lords: Some Legal Reflections

The recent string of Government defeats in the House of Lords over amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has reignited the debate over the role of the Lords in … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 18 Comments

Jacob Eisler: Robinson v. Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, 2018 UKSC 4

When, in the performance of their roles, do public authorities owe a private law duty of care to those harmed by their actions, and thus face common law tort liability … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Paul F. Scott: The Belhaj Saga: The Beginning of the End?

Introduction The announcement today that the government has apologised to Abdelhakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar, as well as paying compensation of £500,000 to the latter, would seem to mark the … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Women in Europe: Is Time Up? Prof Ruth Rubio Marin Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:30pm B200 University Building, City, University of London (map) … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment