UK Constitutional Law Association

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Kyle Murray: Putting Parliament in Its Place: The Pro-Brexit, Democratic Case for a Second Brexit Referendum

I am a Brexiteer. I am also a democrat (indeed for me the two are very much connected). In this post, I argue that despite mainstream protests to the contrary, … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · 7 Comments

Robert Craig: Judicial Review of Advice to Prorogue Parliament

In a recent Times article, Lord Pannick QC – leading Counsel in the Miller litigation – argues that if a Prime Minister were to advise HMQ to prorogue parliament to … Continue reading

July 12, 2019 · 39 Comments

Sam Fowles: Can the Prime Minister Prorogue Parliament to Deliver a No Deal Brexit?

  In recent days certain government backbenchers have proposed a new avenue to deliver a “no deal” Brexit. As Sir Edward Leigh put it:   “There are only two choices … Continue reading

June 10, 2019 · 22 Comments

Richard Ekins: Human Rights and the Morality of Law

This is part of a series of posts in which Richard Ekins reflects upon Lord Sumption’s Reith Lectures. You can find the first post here. In his third Reith lecture, … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · 4 Comments

Eleni Frantziou: Administrative Formalities and Collective Disenfranchisement: The Situation of EU Citizens in the UK #DeniedaVote during the European Parliament Elections 2019

Political attention over the last few days has shifted towards the composition of the newly elected European Parliament, leaving largely to one side reports that EU citizens were denied a … Continue reading

May 31, 2019 · 4 Comments

Reminder: ‘The Rise of Populism in Europe’, 3 June 2019

The Italian Cultural Institute, the Devolution Club and the UK Constitutional Law Association invite you to the 14th Italian-British Constitutional Conversation: ‘The Rise of Populism in Europe’ Monday, 3rd June … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Richard Ekins: Representative Politics and the Limits of Law

This is the first of a series of posts in which Richard Ekins reflects upon Lord Sumption’s Reith Lectures. In his second Reith lecture, “In Praise of Politics”, broadcast on … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · 8 Comments

Event: ‘The Rise of Populism in Europe’, 3 June 2019

The Italian Cultural Institute, the Devolution Club and the UK Constitutional Law Association invite you to the 14th Italian-British Constitutional Conversation: ‘The Rise of Populism in Europe’ Monday, 3rd June … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties

The topic of parliamentary scrutiny of the making of treaties could hardly be more topical, given the role that Parliament is currently playing in relation to the Withdrawal Agreement that … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Stephanie Reynolds: Brexit and the (Not Quite) Constitutionalised Status of EU Citizenship

Since its formal introduction in the Maastricht Treaty, EU citizenship has laid claim to a constitutional status. The Union Treaties – long described by the Court of Justice as the … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

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