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Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Can Brexit Be Stopped under EU Law?

Ominous clouds are gathering and the terrain underfoot increasingly resembles a quagmire on the Brexiteers’ ‘sunlit uplands’. The latest reminders that the reality will be significantly different from their utopia … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 10 Comments

Daniella Lock: Questions Regarding Judicial Deference in R (Campaign Against the Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade

Last week, the High Court rejected a claim for judicial review, brought by the NGO ‘Campaign Against the Arms Trade’ against the Secretary of State for International Trade, regarding the … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Jean-Pierre Gauci and Robert McCorquodale: Brexit and Transitional Provisions: International Law Can Assist

In a recent statement, The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, highlighted the need for transitional measures to be agreed soon in the Brexit discussions. He is reported as stating:   I am … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Eirik Bjorge: The Dualist System of the English Constitution and the Victorian Acquis

  The Supreme Court in Miller set out the model that ‘the dualist system is a necessary corollary of Parliamentary sovereignty’ (para 57), or in the words of Campbell McLachlan … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Patrick O’Brien: All for Want of a Metaphor: Miller and the Nature of EU Law

The judgments in Miller highlight the fact that the common law has never managed to arrive at a satisfactory intellectual framework for European law. I will focus first on Lord Reed’s dissent. … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 9 Comments

Angela Patrick: Blushes and Torture: Act of State Doctrine and Justiciability

In a week when Supreme Court watchers expected to dissect the Brexit judgment, the Justices instead handed down their long awaited decision in the joined cases of Belhaj & Ors … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment