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Liora Lazarus: Do Human Rights Impede Effective Counterterrorism?

Theresa May and Keir Starmer disagree about whether human rights impede effective counterterrorism.  Both bring experience at the coalface of this field, May as former Home Secretary, and Starmer as … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kenneth Armstrong: Has Article 50 Really Been Triggered?

Cross-posted from brexittime.com. With the Supreme Court handing down its judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU on 24 January this year, one might have been … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 14 Comments

Colin Harvey and Daniel Holder: The Great Repeal Bill and the Good Friday Agreement – Cementing a Stalemate or Constitutional Collision Course?

Introduction – a perfect storm? As predicted, Brexit is proving to be profoundly destabilising for the peace process and the constitutional politics of Northern Ireland. An outcome that lacks the … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robert Hazell: Is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act a Dead Letter?

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ease with which Theresa May was able to secure an early dissolution last week has led to suggestions that the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Henry Pearce: Some Thoughts on the Encryption Regulatory Debate

Debates about the regulation of encryption technologies and surveillance have been around for decades. It is in unfortunate circumstances that these debates have now been thrust back into the public … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 5 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

Jeff King: May’s Gambit

Theresa May has deftly launched a gambit to get around the core purpose of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 – and all signs are that it will succeed without … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 10 Comments