UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Ronan McCrea: Is the United Kingdom a Mini-EU?

The United Kingdom is to leave the European Union, partly in order to protect the right to self-government of the UK as a nation state as expressed through the sovereignty … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Alex Peplow: A Curious Jurisdiction – Section 4 of the Judicial Committee Act 1833

As a bit of light relief from the Brexit furore, I will be considering the jurisdiction conferred on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and how it came to … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Sébastien Grammond: Canadian Constitutional Jurisprudence and the Brexit Process

Canadian constitutional jurisprudence might, perhaps unexpectedly, shed some light on the process set in motion by the referendum regarding the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, a leading feature … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Graeme Cowie: Scotland and a Second Independence Referendum – The Obstacles and Challenges and the Comparative Solutions

In light of the divergent conclusions the Scottish electorate reached from those of England and Wales in the EU referendum, the spectre of a second Scottish independence referendum looms. Though … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leah Trueblood: Referendums, Compromise, and Ratification

Resolving any political question requires compromise. This is as true for constitutional questions as it is for questions of policy. This can be seen now in the European Union’s reminders … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 6 Comments

Roger Masterman and Colin Murray: A House of Cards?

The ability of the constitution of the United Kingdom to respond to the ebb and flow of political and societal change has long been presented as a strength, and as … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Paul Reid: Brexit: Some Thoughts on Scotland

All sorts of constitutional issues arise out of last Thursday’s referendum: Art.50 TEU; the need for Parliamentary approval before it is invoked; whether the new Prime Minister will seek to … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 7 Comments
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