UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

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

George Williams and Daniel Reynolds: The First Four Years of Australia’s Parliamentary Scrutiny Regime for Human Rights

Australia is an exception when it comes to the legal protection of human rights. It remains the only democracy without a national human rights act or Bill of Rights. This … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Jan van Zyl Smit: Judicial appointments in the Commonwealth: Is India bucking the trend?

In recent years many Commonwealth states have adopted, or at least debated, reforms to their legal frameworks for the appointment of judges. The stated objectives of such reforms include strengthening … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Austerity and Public Law: Stefano Civitarese Matteucci: Austerity and Social Rights in Italy: A Long Standing Story

Editors’ note: During autumn 2015, the blog ran a series titled ‘Austerity and Public Law’. The theme explored the implications or impact of the austerity measures in the UK or … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eoin Carolan: Some Lessons from Ireland’s Marriage Referendum?

Almost six months after being popularly endorsed in a widely publicised referendum, Ireland’s first same-sex marriages took place on November 17th last. While the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment
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