UK Constitutional Law Association

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Kenneth Campbell: Constitutional Dogs That Barked and Dogs That Did Not: The Scottish Continuity Bill in the Supreme Court

Introductory Somewhat overshadowed by the Wightman saga, and the unscheduled Conservative leadership demarche, the UKSC decision in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity)(Scotland) Bill compatibility reference was … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Chris McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Towards Clarity? – The Supreme Court and the Scottish Continuity Bill

Introduction The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill – A reference by the Attorney General and … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Azadeh Chalabi: Added Values of National Human Rights Action Planning for the UK in the Age of Brexit

In the age of Brexit when divisions of different kinds (cultural, ethnic, religious, geographical and class, etc.) come into sharp focus, even if the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights can … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · 4 Comments

Brian Christopher Jones: Wightman and How Not to Advance the Law

Wightman v Advocate General [2018] concerns whether it is legally possible to reverse an Article 50 notice given to the European Union. At first instance the Lord Ordinary refused permission … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

Christopher McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Legislating for Brexit in Scotland and Wales (Part II)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part post on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 27 February … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

Christopher McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Legislating for Brexit in Scotland and Wales (Part I)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part post on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 27 February … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 8 Comments

Javier Garcia Oliva: Why the Constitutional Treatment of Religion in Great Britain Matters in Religious Disputes

Two high profile cases concerning the approach of public authorities towards religion and identity, where the care and future of looked after children were concerned, have featured this summer. Firstly, … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Gordon Downie: Brexit: What to Make of Directives?

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill seems to make no clear provision for EU Directives to play a role in the UK domestic legal scene following Brexit. The UK Government ought … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Henry VIII Comes to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Other Devolution Questions in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Introductory As the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ of rhetoric becomes the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill of reality, the scale of the task facing Parliament – predicted by academic and practitioner commentators … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Paul Reid: How Fixed Is a Fixed-term Parliament?

However unexpected the Prime Minister’s call for a general election may be, and however appropriate it may, or may not, be (see Jeff King’s discussion here), it invites the Fixed-Term … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

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