UK Constitutional Law Association

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Luke Beck: The Constitutionality of Australia’s Offshore Detention Regime for Asylum Seekers: Two Very Recent Cases

On a far smaller scale that currently being experienced in Europe, Australia has had an issue with asylum seekers arriving on its shores by boat. The issue is politically contentious … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Weekly events round-up

This week’s events announcements include: Inaugural Event of the On Global Law, Regulation and Justice Series, City Law School, 25 April 2016 Venice Academy of Human Rights 2016 – “Backlash … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Byron Karemba: The Investigatory Powers Bill: Putting the Investigatory Powers Commissioner in Focus (Part II)

Following on from the first post focusing on the double-lock in the Investigatory Powers Bill (“the Bill”). This second entry looks at the “institutional and procedural” issues around the introduction … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

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 · 3 Comments

George Williams and Daniel Reynolds: The First Four Years of Australia’s Parliamentary Scrutiny Regime for Human Rights

Australia is an exception when it comes to the legal protection of human rights. It remains the only democracy without a national human rights act or Bill of Rights. This … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Byron Karemba: The Investigatory Powers Bill: Introducing Judicial Authorisation of Surveillance Warrants in the United Kingdom – Putting the ‘Double-Lock’ in Focus (Part I)

When the Home Secretary commended the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny in November 2015, she lauded the oversight mechanisms in the Bill as ‘world-leading.’ A seminal feature of … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Virginia Mantouvalou: Modern Slavery? The UK Visa System and the Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers

Cross-posted from British Politics and Policy. Since 2012 migrant domestic workers arrive in the UK under very restrictive visa conditions. The Overseas Domestic Worker visa does not permit them to … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 1 Comment
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