UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: What Happens to ‘Acquired Rights’ in the Event of a Brexit?

Two recent UK Constitutional Law Association blogs (see here and here) have highlighted the importance of rights in the context of the UK’s referendum on EU membership, and indeed within … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sam Fowles: In Defence of Europe

Professor Nicol’s critique of Another Europe is Possible and DiEM 2025 is undoubtedly engaging. But it confuses constitutional law with policy enacted through the law and can only be justified … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 11 Comments

Pavlos Eleftheriadis: The Proposed New Legal Settlement of the UK with the EU

In this comment I discuss the proposals for a new settlement between the UK and the EU. As I will show, the precise nature of the draft agreement is unclear. … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Liora Lazarus: Is the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Decision on Assange ‘So Wrong’?

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention handed down its decision on Julian Assange on Friday 5 February 2015 (A/HRC/WGAD/2015/54). It has been met with almost universal ridicule from … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 54 Comments

Dapo Akande and Eirik Bjorge: The United Kingdom Ministerial Code and International Law: A Response to Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame

Much has been written about the recent changes to the United Kingdom’s Ministerial Code. Until October of this year, the code referred to the “overarching duty on Ministers to comply … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Veronika Fikfak: Voting on Military Action in Syria

Next week Members of Parliament will debate and vote on whether to support the Government’s proposal to extend military action against Islamic State (IS) to Syria. On Thursday, the Prime … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 22 Comments

George Letsas: The Rule of All Law: A Reply to Finnis, Ekins and Verdirame

The Prime Minister’s recent change to the ministerial code has divided opinion amongst lawyers and academic experts. Prior to the change, the code made reference to “the overarching duties on … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 2 Comments
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