UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Anne Smith and Colin Harvey: Where Next for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland?

On the 10 December 2018 we launched the findings of our research project funded by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) about the next steps for a Northern Ireland Bill of … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lewis Graham: Hallam v Secretary of State: Under What Circumstances Can the Supreme Court Depart from Strasbourg Authority?

The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in R (Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 2. It is an important and complex judgment, featuring seven separate … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Adams: Prisoners’ Voting Rights: Case Closed?

On 6 December 2018, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe closed the supervision of the prisoners’ voting rights cases against the United Kingdom (UK) and adopted final … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Andrew Geddis: New Zealand’s Supreme Court Considers Prisoner Voting – Twice

New Zealand’s Supreme Court has twice in the past two months turned its attention to the vexed issue of prisoner voting. Its first decision, Attorney-General v Taylor, upheld by a … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Political Parties, Partisanship, and the Constitution: A Workshop for Early Career Researchers Hosted by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Law Faculty, Oxford … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Emmanouil Bougiakiotis: E.S. v Austria: Blasphemy Laws and the Double Standards of the European Court of Human Rights

This case concerns the criminal conviction of an Austrian national because of a number of comments she made about Muhammad during some seminars she held under the title “Basic Information … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Yossi Nehushtan and Stella Coyle: Ashers Baking (Part 2): Do Homophobes and Racists have a Right Not to Manifest Liberal Messages?

At the heart of the recent Supreme Court’s decision in Ashers Baking lies the ruling that nobody should be forced to express a view in which they do not believe. … Continue reading

November 6, 2018 · 6 Comments