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Anne Smith and Colin Harvey: Continuing the Conversation about a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

The long journey towards a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland continues. It is being referred to again in the current negotiations as an unimplemented element of earlier Agreements. We … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kenneth Campbell QC: Henry VIII Comes to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Other Devolution Questions in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Introductory As the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ of rhetoric becomes the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill of reality, the scale of the task facing Parliament – predicted by academic and practitioner commentators … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jack Simson Caird: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Constitutional Change and Legal Continuity

Cross-posted with the Constitution Unit blog. Nine months after Theresa May first announced that there would be a ‘Great Repeal Bill’, and three and a half months after triggering Article … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Mike Gordon and Adam Tucker: Twenty Years On: Assessing the State and Legacy of New Labour’s Constitution

In such frenzied constitutional times – with only a general election resulting in a hung Parliament and a minority government and the start of Brexit negotiations to have kept public … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ruth Keating: Rigorous Impartiality and a Coalition of Chaos

“What a fool I was. I was only a puppet, and so was Ulster, and so was Ireland, in the political game that was to get the Conservative Party into … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 13 Comments

Byron Karemba: Provision of Abortion Services, the Territorial Constitution and the Supreme Court

Introduction Should UK citizens ordinarily resident in one of the constituent parts of the UK be treated equally in regards to essential social services when they are in a different … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Colin Harvey and Daniel Holder: The Great Repeal Bill and the Good Friday Agreement – Cementing a Stalemate or Constitutional Collision Course?

Introduction – a perfect storm? As predicted, Brexit is proving to be profoundly destabilising for the peace process and the constitutional politics of Northern Ireland. An outcome that lacks the … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 1 Comment