UK Constitutional Law Association

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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 · 15 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 · Leave a 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

Stefan Theil: A union of states, constitutions, administrations and judiciaries: some initial thoughts on the OMT ruling of the German Constitutional Court

In the midst of the all-consuming Brexit Referendum Debate, and the unfortunate vote by the United Kingdom to Leave the EU, one might be forgiven for having overlooked this particular … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sébastien Grammond: Canadian Constitutional Jurisprudence and the Brexit Process

Canadian constitutional jurisprudence might, perhaps unexpectedly, shed some light on the process set in motion by the referendum regarding the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, a leading feature … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events and reminder of membership renewal

This week’s announcements include: Seminar: Advanced Perspectives on Comparative Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, 19-21 September 2016 Reminder: UKCLA Subscriptions ~~~ Advanced Perspectives on Comparative Constitutional Law … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment