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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

Tom Mullen and Sarah Craig: The Immigration Bill, Reserved Matters and the Sewel Convention

The Immigration Bill, which received its third reading in the House of Lords on 12th April, affects inter alia the labour market, residential tenancies, bank accounts, driving licences, immigration officers’ … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Byron Karemba: The Investigatory Powers Bill: Putting the Investigatory Powers Commissioner in Focus (Part II)

Following on from the first post focusing on the double-lock in the Investigatory Powers Bill (“the Bill”). This second entry looks at the “institutional and procedural” issues around the introduction … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Katie Boyle and Leanne Cochrane: Rights Derived from EU law: Informing the Referendum Process

This week the UK Government is under a duty to publish information about rights and obligations that arise under European Union (EU) law as a result of the UK’s EU … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Graham John Wheeler: The British Overseas Territories and “Direct Rule”

In the wake of the Mossack Fonseca affair, there have been calls for London to impose “direct rule” on some of the British Overseas Territories which are used for offshore … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Byron Karemba: The Investigatory Powers Bill: Introducing Judicial Authorisation of Surveillance Warrants in the United Kingdom – Putting the ‘Double-Lock’ in Focus (Part I)

When the Home Secretary commended the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny in November 2015, she lauded the oversight mechanisms in the Bill as ‘world-leading.’ A seminal feature of … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pavlos Eleftheriadis: The Proposed New Legal Settlement of the UK with the EU

In this comment I discuss the proposals for a new settlement between the UK and the EU. As I will show, the precise nature of the draft agreement is unclear. … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment
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