UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: What Happens to ‘Acquired Rights’ in the Event of a Brexit?

Two recent UK Constitutional Law Association blogs (see here and here) have highlighted the importance of rights in the context of the UK’s referendum on EU membership, and indeed within … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Piet Eeckhout: The Real Record of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Brexit debates have started focusing on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, after it has become clear that the economic effects of the UK departure from the EU are likely … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Nick barber: The Brexiteers: Right Answer, Wrong Question

Cross-posted from I-CONnect blog. Towards the end of the 1990s I was invited to a workshop just outside of Berlin at which a group of young academics gathered to discuss … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Katie Boyle and Leanne Cochrane: Rights Derived from EU law: Informing the Referendum Process

This week the UK Government is under a duty to publish information about rights and obligations that arise under European Union (EU) law as a result of the UK’s EU … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sam Fowles: In Defence of Europe

Professor Nicol’s critique of Another Europe is Possible and DiEM 2025 is undoubtedly engaging. But it confuses constitutional law with policy enacted through the law and can only be justified … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 11 Comments

Danny Nicol: Is Another Europe possible?

Is the European Union an empty vessel into which any political content may be poured? Can it accommodate not just neoliberal conservatism but also Keynesian social democracy, hard-line greenery and … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 6 Comments

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Limits of the Domestic Judicial Power to Disregard EU Law – Chester in Reverse

Domestic courts in the United Kingdom have a power (and a duty) to disregard EU law when it exceeds the scope of incorporation by the European Communities Act 1972. It … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment
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