UK Constitutional Law Association

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Eliska Pirkova: ‘Polish Death Camps’ and the Quest for ‘the Truth’

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Polish Parliament approved an amendment to the National Remembrance Institute Act (NRIA), which establishes the criminal liability for a) “publicly ascribing responsibility and co-responsibility to … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Javier Garcia Oliva: Establishing a Legally and Politically Acceptable Regional President for Catalonia: The Quest Continues

Anyone accustomed to walking in rugged terrain knows the feeling of anticipating reaching the summit, only to discover that what appeared to be the brow of the hill is, in … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 4 Comments

Luke Beck: Australia’s Next King Could be Muslim or Catholic

Could Australia’s next king be a Muslim, a Catholic or some other non-Anglican? The answer according to the Australian Constitution is yes. It is well known that various religious tests … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · 9 Comments

Eoin Carolan: Suspended Declarations of Invalidity in Ireland?: The Story So Far

Last week saw the much-anticipated return before the Supreme Court of Ireland of the proceedings in NHV v. Minister for Justice and Equality. At the hearing on Thursday, the Court … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Stefan Theil: An Aversion to Weimar: German Constitutional Hesitance on Dissolving the Bundestag

With the FDP (Liberal Democratic Party) dropping out of coalition talks with the CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union) and Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen (Green Party), Germany faces … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Isaam Bin Haris: The ‘Continuing Mandamus’, Institutional Failure and Judicial Independence – Pakistan’s Three-Pronged Conundrum

On the 20th of April this year, the Supreme Court of Pakistan passed the first substantive order in the ‘Panama case’ – a phrase used to refer to the petitions … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robert Craig: Zombie Prerogatives Should Remain Decently Buried: Replacing the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Part 2)

Editors’ note: This is the second of a two-part contribution. The first part may be found here. Part 2: What should replace the FTPA? A previous post argued that a … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 6 Comments