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Richard Kirkham: JR55: Five Activist Strategies a Judge Should Avoid

The ruling of the Supreme Court in JR55 raises a host of issues which deserve a much fuller analysis than can be developed in this post. The best reading of … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Report on ‘The Union and Devolution’

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on ‘The Union and devolution’. This post draws attention to some of its main findings. The Constitution Committee’s report on … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Christine Bell: A Modest Proposal: Power-sharing for the UK

This blog argues that the UK is moving towards a form of consociational (political power-sharing) constitutional settlement. I consider whether embracing and developing its silent consociational elements could form the … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Richard Kirkham and Brian Thompson: Judicial Neutering of the Powers of the Ombudsman

Conventional legal understandings of the powers of public service ombudsman schemes rest on the twin principles that they (a) have significant discretion with which to implement their powers and (b) … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Colin Harvey: Revisiting a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Colin Harvey, Professor … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Colin Harvey: Rights in a Fractured Union

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Prof Colin Harvey, … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Mark Elliott: Could the Devolved Nations Block Repeal of the Human Rights Act and the Enactment of a New Bill of Rights?

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Dr Mark Elliott, … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 5 Comments
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