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Conor Gearty: The Human Rights Act Should Not Be Repealed

There is no reason to repeal the Human Rights Act and the government’s manifesto commitment to do so should be dropped. The objections to it are misconceived, the arguments against … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 10 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Was the Brexit Referendum Democratic?

The past three weeks have seen a steady backlash against the referendum. It is understandable that many don’t like the outcome, after all 48% voted for Remain. But beyond disagreeing … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 23 Comments

Peter Edge: The Lisvane Report on the Functioning of the Manx Tynwald

The Isle of Man is an almost entirely self-governing Crown Dependency whose principal constitutional institution is the Tynwald. Tracing its origins to the Norse Kingdom of the Isles, Tynwald primarily … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Alison Young: Brexit, Article 50 and the ‘Joys’ of a Flexible, Evolving, Un-codified Constitution

There has been a lot of speculation as to the meaning of the ‘constitutional requirements’ to trigger Article 50. Nature abhors a vacuum and sometimes, it seems, so do constitutions. … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · 24 Comments

Alderney Governance Review Team Looking for Full Time Research Associate (Policy Officer)

The Alderney Governance Review Team is looking for a full time Research Associate (Policy Officer) to work as part of a small team providing support to Alderney in reform of … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Report on ‘The Union and Devolution’

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on ‘The Union and devolution’. This post draws attention to some of its main findings. The Constitution Committee’s report on … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Barbara Guastaferro: Disowning Edmund Burke? The Constitutional Implications of EVEL on Political Representation

“Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; which interests each must maintain, as an agent and advocate, against other agents and advocates” but rather “a … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 1 Comment