UK Constitutional Law Association

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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 · 1 Comment

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

Paul Daly: Death, Democracy and Delegation

Decisions on when to end one’s life are unquestionably of the greatest intimacy. Yet there is a clear public interest in ensuring that these decisions are carefully regulated to ensure … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Patrick O’Brien: Judicial Independence and the Irish Referendum on Judicial Pay

If all goes to plan, this week the wording of a new amendment to the Irish Constitution will be finalised. The amendment is designed to permit reductions to the pay … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · 4 Comments