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

Jan van Zyl Smit: After Poland’s Attempted Purge of ‘Communist-era’ Judges, Do We Need New International Standards for Post-authoritarian Countries Reforming Their Judiciary? (Part II)

Editors’ note: This is Part II of a two-part contribution. You can read Part I HERE. In Part I of this blog post, I discussed the recent attempt by the … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jan van Zyl Smit: After Poland’s Attempted Purge of ‘Communist-era’ Judges, Do We Need New International Standards for Post-authoritarian Countries Reforming Their Judiciary? (Part I)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part contribution, the second part of which will appear on the blog tomorrow. For most of last year, the government of Poland … Continue reading

January 15, 2019 · 6 Comments

Andrew Geddis: New Zealand’s Supreme Court Considers Prisoner Voting – Twice

New Zealand’s Supreme Court has twice in the past two months turned its attention to the vexed issue of prisoner voting. Its first decision, Attorney-General v Taylor, upheld by a … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Chris Piggott-McKellar: Digging for Trouble? The Attempt to Enshrine a Fracking Ban in the Constitution of the Australian State of Victoria

Australia’s readiness to change Prime Ministers is not matched by its readiness to change the Australian Constitution. While the occupant of The Lodge (Australia’s equivalent of Number 10) has changed … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: The Role of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance, Goodenough College, London, 26-27 November 2018 Transnational Counter-Terrorism: The Urgent Need for Constitutionalist Attention, Current … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jacob Rowbottom: Cakes, Gay Marriage and the Right against Compelled Speech

In the high-profile decision in Lee v Ashers, the Supreme Court had to consider a customer’s rights against discrimination along with the baker’s right to freedom of expression. In its … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

Chintan Chandrachud: Bittersweet Judgment: The UK Supreme Court in the Ashers Baking Case

Bakeries in the United States and the United Kingdom have become the latest sites for contestation about rights. Last December, the US Supreme Court upheld a Christian baker’s right to … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

Anurag Deb: Privacy as a Foundational Right: Lessons from the Indian Supreme Court

Introduction September 2018 may go down in Indian law as one of the most liberal months in the history of the country’s Supreme Court. From decriminalising ‘unnatural’ sex and adultery … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Graziella Romeo: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The Italian Institutional Crisis and Europe

There is no shortage of stories on Italian institutional crises originated in the context of a parliamentary system with multi-party inclinations and a misfit electoral law. And Italy is not … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

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