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HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Janet McLean: Giving Effect to International Human Rights Obligations: Possible Alternatives?

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Janet McLean, Professor … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Grégoire Webber: The remaking of the Constitution of Canada

Editors’ note: The blog has a number of country correspondents who report from time to time on matters of interest to a UK audience. Prof Webber is the blog’s Canada … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Event: The New Parliamentary Sovereignty, King’s College London

      The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London would like to invite you to a seminar with Vanessa MacDonnell, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law: … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Robert Leckey: Fundamental Rights, Physician-Assisted Death and the Court’s Institutional Role: A Comment on Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed its ruling on assisted suicide. In 1993, in a five-four decision, the Court had ruled that the federal government’s blanket ban … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Grégoire Webber: On the ‘lawful’ premise and prostitution

‘It is not a crime in Canada to sell sex for money.’ This factual assertion opens the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bedford v Attorney General, … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Bradley Miller: Some Problems in Constitutional Architecture

As my house approaches its centenary, it becomes harder to deny that some architectural designs age better than others.   No doubt it all looked great in 1930, but some of … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Robert Leckey: Constitutionalizing Canada’s Supreme Court

 CROSS-POSTED FROM THE I.CONNect BLOG. A dispute over the legality of a politically questionable judicial appointment has resulted in what pundits call a stinging defeat for Canada’s prime minister and a … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment