UK Constitutional Law Association

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Michal Hain: Past is Prologue – The Role of History in the Law of Equality

The legal institution whereby couples express their mutual commitment, which is recognised, protected and regulated by the state – marriage – touches the most intimate parts of people’s lives. Its … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Robert Craig: Why Remedial Orders Altering Post-HRA Acts of Parliament Are Ultra Vires

On 29 November 2017, the long awaited draft of the remedial order seeking to amend s 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (‘HFEA’) was published. It followed … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Paul Daly: EU Law in the UK after Brexit: EU Nationals’ Rights and a Transitional Period

With white smoke emerging from Berlaymont, and the UK and EU ready to move to Stage 2 of the Article 50 negotiations, it is time for UK public lawyers to … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: Benkharbouche and the Future of Disapplication

Last week, Lord Sumption delivered the majority decision of the Supreme Court on Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · 3 Comments

Merris Amos: Red Herrings and Reductions: Human Rights and the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Introduction When Parliament resumes next week, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will be entering its Committee stage in the House of Commons. Whilst a variety of issues were raised during the … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

Javier Garcia Oliva: Why the Constitutional Treatment of Religion in Great Britain Matters in Religious Disputes

Two high profile cases concerning the approach of public authorities towards religion and identity, where the care and future of looked after children were concerned, have featured this summer. Firstly, … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

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