UK Constitutional Law Association

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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

Tarun Khaitan: A Constitution Protection Clause for the Great Repeal Bill?

Scope: Extensive provisions for Henry VIII powers in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 (hereinafter, the “Repeal Bill”) have become predictably controversial. These powers are mainly found in clauses 7 … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mike Gordon and Adam Tucker: Twenty Years On: Assessing the State and Legacy of New Labour’s Constitution

In such frenzied constitutional times – with only a general election resulting in a hung Parliament and a minority government and the start of Brexit negotiations to have kept public … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Byron Karemba: Provision of Abortion Services, the Territorial Constitution and the Supreme Court

Introduction Should UK citizens ordinarily resident in one of the constituent parts of the UK be treated equally in regards to essential social services when they are in a different … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

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