UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Ana Bobic and Josephine van Zeben: Negotiating Brexit: Can the UK Have Its Cake and Eat It?

The decision taken by the people of United Kingdom to end its membership of the European Union has left the UK’s governing elites shocked and disoriented. The days after the … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

Jake Rylatt: The Irrevocability of an Article 50 Notification: Lex Specialis and the Irrelevance of the Purported Customary Right to Unilaterally Revoke

With the constitution of a new UK Government formed around a policy of ‘Brexit’, and the creation of the new ministerial position of ‘Secretary of State for Exiting the European … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 3 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 · 19 Comments

Christina Lienen: Brexit and the Domestic Judiciary: Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Aftermath of Triggering Article 50

This week saw the first legal action concerning the constitutional requirements surrounding the Brexit process being initiated. With or without Parliamentary consent, we now know that the two year negotiation … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 5 Comments

John Adenitire: The Executive Cannot Abrogate Fundamental Rights without Specific Parliamentary Mandate – The Implications of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for Triggering Art 50

Legal action has been initiated against the UK Government to compel it to seek authorisation from Parliament before it can trigger Art 50. Various suggestions have been put forward as … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 13 Comments

Stefan Theil: A union of states, constitutions, administrations and judiciaries: some initial thoughts on the OMT ruling of the German Constitutional Court

In the midst of the all-consuming Brexit Referendum Debate, and the unfortunate vote by the United Kingdom to Leave the EU, one might be forgiven for having overlooked this particular … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ronan McCrea: Is the United Kingdom a Mini-EU?

The United Kingdom is to leave the European Union, partly in order to protect the right to self-government of the UK as a nation state as expressed through the sovereignty … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · 6 Comments
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