UK Constitutional Law Association

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Eric King and Daniella Lock: Investigatory Powers Bill: Key Changes Made by the Lords

What was formerly known as the Investigatory Powers Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Investigatory Powers Act. The Bill was first published in draft form in November … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Thomas Raine: The Value of Article 14 ECHR: The Supreme Court and the ‘Bedroom Tax’

Since it was introduced under the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012, the removal of the spare room subsidy, or ‘bedroom tax’ as it is known, has been one of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Consequences of the High Court’s Reasoning in the Article 50 Judgment: EU Law-making Unlawful

Introduction In its judgment in Miller (the Article 50 litigation), the High Court had no doubts that it was defending constitutional orthodoxy. The issue at stake was that of the … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 24 Comments

Luke McDonagh: What Future for the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the New Populist Environment?

Introductions When I teach UK constitutional law to my students we often discuss the relationship between UK parliamentary sovereignty and the rule of law, and the tensions that inevitably occur … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

Alison Young: Towards an Expository Justice Approach to Human Rights Adudication?

The recent Supreme Court Case of R (Johnson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, [2016] UKSC 56, appears at first glance to be a straightforward human rights claim. Lady Hale, … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Ronan McCrea: Can a Brexit Deal Provide a Clean Break with the Court of Justice and EU Fundamental Rights Norms?

Those concerned with protecting human rights have been vocal in their concern that the Brexit process will lead to a reduction in human rights protection in the UK. Indeed, part … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 8 Comments

Conor Gearty: The Human Rights Act Should Not Be Repealed

There is no reason to repeal the Human Rights Act and the government’s manifesto commitment to do so should be dropped. The objections to it are misconceived, the arguments against … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 16 Comments