UK Constitutional Law Association

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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 · 3 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

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 · 6 Comments

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