UK Constitutional Law Association

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Ciaran White: Northern Ireland Workers’ Rights and the Draft Withdrawal Agreement: The Quasi-Constitutional Entrenchment of EU-derived Labour Law Rights

Northern Ireland employment law is a devolved issue and its statute book has always been largely distinct and separate from that applicable in GB. This always had the potential to … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Governing Northern Ireland without an Executive: Quick Fix or Constitutional Minefield?

The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill, which arrives in the House of Lords today, is set to be enacted by way of fast-track legislative procedure this … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

Joanna Bell: The Supreme Court’s Approach to the Finality Clause in Lee v Ashers: A Response to Anurag Deb & Conor McCormick & Looking Forward to Privacy International

Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] UKSC 49 (‘gay cake’ case) has probably not escaped the attention of any public lawyer. As Anurag Deb & Conor McCormick have usefully … Continue reading

October 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Daniel Wincott: The Commission on Justice in Wales (Thomas Commission)

In autumn 2017 Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, announced a Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd previously Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · 4 Comments

Colin Murray: Brexit and the “Constitutional Integrity” of the United Kingdom

Something no Prime Minister could contemplate The Foreign Office records regarding the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 must be amongst the most regularly requested papers held at the National Archives. … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · 9 Comments

Benedict Douglas: The Fundamental Tension Underlying the UK Constitution

Are we defined by the duties we owe or the choices we make? Until very recently UK citizens have predominantly understood their personal identity, what is right and wrong, and … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · 8 Comments

Byron Karemba: Brexit, the Reference Jurisdiction of the UKSC and the New Separation of Powers

When the UKSC was created, there was great emphasis by the architects of the Court that it would largely assume the same constitutional position and functions as the Appellate Committee … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · 3 Comments