UK Constitutional Law Association

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Administrative Law Blog Launch

The Admin Law Blog is a forum for the discussion of ideas and developments of interest to scholars of administrative law across the common law world. It aims to connect administrative law … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stefan Theil: A Vote of Confidence for the German Democratic Order: The German Federal Constitutional Court Ruling on the Application to Ban the National Democratic Party

On 17 January 2017, the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) ruled on the application of the German Federal Council to find that the far right National Democratic Party of Germany … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Richard Clayton QC: New Directions for Article 10: Strasbourg Reverses the Supreme Court in Kennedy

The Supreme Court decision in Kennedy v Charity Commission was striking from many points of view.  Mr Kennedy was a journalist frustrated by the way the Commission handled his allegations … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Richard Lang: The Article 50 Litigation and the Court of Justice: Why the Supreme Court Must Refer

I’m glad if it was the Lord Chief Justice’s concern about the reversibility or otherwise of the Article 50 procedure which catalyzed the current debate on whether the Article 50 … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 16 Comments

Jean Leclair: Brexit and the Unwritten Constitutional Principle of Democracy: A Canadian Perspective

Much has been written on whether a prior approval by the UK Parliament is required to trigger the withdrawal process from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Marco Goldoni: Constitutional Referendums as Vectors of Regime-building: Observations from the Italian Case

It is referendums’ season. After Brexit and the Hungarian referendum on the European migrants’ resettlement plans (the so called ‘quota referendum’), an important constitutional plebiscite will take place in Italy … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Harshan Kumarasingham: Eastminster: the Westminster model in British Asia

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ‘Westminster model’ outside the British Isles tends to be associated with the former British settler colonies such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment