UK Constitutional Law Association

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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

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ ICON-S British-Irish Chapter Annual Conference The United Kingdom’s Withdrawal from the European Union (?) Domestic and European Constitutional Implications University of Strathclyde, 24 … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Philip Allott: UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement: A Legal Speculation

Without any inside information, and with only the small amount of information publicly available, the following is a personal speculation about the legal context of the UK/EU agreement that is … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 5 Comments

Eoin Carolan: Suspended Declarations of Invalidity in Ireland?: The Story So Far

Last week saw the much-anticipated return before the Supreme Court of Ireland of the proceedings in NHV v. Minister for Justice and Equality. At the hearing on Thursday, the Court … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Colin Harvey: Northern Ireland’s Transition and the Constitution of the UK

Constitutional Law in Context Context matters in law. Northern Ireland has a devolved executive and legislature; but the constitutional transition should not be viewed exclusively as a tale of devolution … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Eoin Carolan: Some Lessons from Ireland’s Marriage Referendum?

Almost six months after being popularly endorsed in a widely publicised referendum, Ireland’s first same-sex marriages took place on November 17th last. While the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Colin Harvey: Citizenship and Political Rights in Ireland

Cross-posted from RightsNI. Ireland’s system of voting rights (for Irish citizens) places particular emphasis on residency within the state. With some limited exceptions, there is a near blanket exclusion of … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment