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Conor Crummey: The Duty to Protect the Irish Language and the Use of Declaratory Relief in Northern Ireland

The past year in Northern Irish politics has seen a drive for greater recognition and promotion of the Irish language pushed up the political agenda. Demands for the introduction of … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Alex Schwartz: Mitigating the Hazards of Brexit: The EEA Option for Northern Ireland

Readers of this blog will probably be interested in a new policy paper authored by a group of (mostly) Queen’s University Belfast academics, arguing for an ‘EEA Option’ to accommodate the … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Graham John Wheeler: Referendums That Time Forgot

It is well known that the first national referendum in the UK was the 1975 poll on EEC membership. It is also quite well known that A.V. Dicey called for … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Robert Craig: Miller Supreme Court Case Summary

R (on the application of Miller and Dos Santos) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Appellant) Reference by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland – In … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 7 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: How Devolution Has Altered Some Fundamentals of the British Constitution

Introduction Regular readers of this blog will need no reminding of how much anticipation has been devoted to the Art 50 litigations ahead of and and during  the UK Government’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

Anne Smith and Monica McWilliams: Now Is the Time to Re-open the Debate about Progressing the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

Following the results of the Brexit referendum  in the UK and the Conservative’s plans both to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and to withdraw … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Supreme Court, Day 4

Introduction This final summary post aims to set out the highlights of the Supreme Court (SC) hearing on Day 4 of the hearings in the Miller v Secretary of State … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 3 Comments