UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

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: Constitutions as culture: Two insights from Peter Häberle’s “The rationale of constitutions from a cultural science viewpoint”

Constitutions are the cultural achievement of centuries of historical legal development, an expression of the cultural self-presentation of a people. For all their variety, constitutions seek to set the rules … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stefan Theil: Three insights from Peter Häberle’s “Preambles in the text and context of constitutions”

Preambles are a hallmark of constitutions, and questions regarding their inclusion and content are an important part of the drafting process: a clear majority of the 194 constitutions analysed by … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

ConstitutionUK: Crowdsourcing the UK Constitution

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) at LSE is crowdsourcing a new written codified constitution for the UK. Using an innovative online platform, constitutionuk.com, the IPA is asking the British … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Event: SOAS Symposium: Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring

20 March 2015, 15:25-19:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, UK 15:25 Welcome Notes: Dr. Nimer Sultany, Law Department, SOAS Professor Matthew Craven, Dean, Faculty of … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment