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Andrew Geddis: “Declarations of Inconsistency” under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

As in the United Kingdom, the question of whether prisoners should be permitted to vote has generated considerable constitutional interest for New Zealand. Largely that is due to the efforts … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Liora Lazarus: Do Human Rights Impede Effective Counterterrorism?

Theresa May and Keir Starmer disagree about whether human rights impede effective counterterrorism.  Both bring experience at the coalface of this field, May as former Home Secretary, and Starmer as … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Farrah Ahmed: The Autonomy Rationale for Religious Freedom

Does the right to religious freedom protect girls who wear religious dress to school, bakers who refuse to write messages in support of same sex marriage on cakes, parents who … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’ and Delegated Powers

A good deal of the legal and constitutional interest generated by Brexit has so far, perhaps unsurprisingly, focussed upon the very beginning of the withdrawal process. Initially, all eyes were … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thomas Horsley: UK Courts and the Great Repeal Bill – Awaiting Fresh Instruction

The UK Government’s announcement that it intends to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) through the Great Repeal Bill raises the prospect of far-reaching changes to the institutional role … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Alex Peplow: Withdrawal from the ECHR after Miller – A Matter of Prerogative?

Does the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 affect … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: The Principle of Legality and the EU-withdrawal Statute

Legal criticism of the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is quickly amassing. Notably, Paul Daly suggested that general phrasing of an authorisation to notify the UK’s intention to withdraw from … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 2 Comments