UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Gavin Phillipson and Alison L. Young: Wightman: What Would Be the UK’s Constitutional Requirements to Revoke Article 50?

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in Wightman. This followed the opinion of Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona, concluding that the UK may unilaterally revoke … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 8 Comments

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

Robert Craig: What Happens Constitutionally If the Draft Withdrawal Agreement Is Voted Down?

Now that a draft withdrawal agreement has been settled with the European Commission, the next step is a ‘meaningful vote’ in the House of Commons pursuant to s 13 European … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · 11 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: The Role of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance, Goodenough College, London, 26-27 November 2018 Transnational Counter-Terrorism: The Urgent Need for Constitutionalist Attention, Current … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Philip Allott: UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement: A Legal Speculation

Without any inside information, and with only the small amount of information publicly available, the following is a personal speculation about the legal context of the UK/EU agreement that is … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 5 Comments

Robert Craig and Gavin Phillipson: Could the ‘Meaningful Vote’ End up in Court?

One of the most controversial issues during the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (‘EUWA’) was the so-called ‘meaningful vote’, which parliamentarians hoped would give the Commons a … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · 7 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Brexit and the Meaningful Vote: Down the Procedural Raab-it Hole?

Brexit has a knack for producing constitutional mountains out of procedural molehills. Last Wednesday, the House of Commons Procedure Committee published a letter from the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab along … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · 3 Comments