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Philip Joseph: Brexit: A View from Afar

Editors’ note: In this blog post the distinguished New Zealand jurist, Professor Philip Joseph, reflects upon the fall-out from the referendum vote on 23 June. The post is a precis … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 5 Comments

Conor Gearty: The Human Rights Act Should Not Be Repealed

There is no reason to repeal the Human Rights Act and the government’s manifesto commitment to do so should be dropped. The objections to it are misconceived, the arguments against … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 10 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Article 50

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on the process by which the United Kingdom will withdraw from the European Union, a process that will result “in … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 14 Comments

Ana Bobic and Josephine van Zeben: Negotiating Brexit: Can the UK Have Its Cake and Eat It?

The decision taken by the people of United Kingdom to end its membership of the European Union has left the UK’s governing elites shocked and disoriented. The days after the … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Was the Brexit Referendum Democratic?

The past three weeks have seen a steady backlash against the referendum. It is understandable that many don’t like the outcome, after all 48% voted for Remain. But beyond disagreeing … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 23 Comments

Christina Lienen: Brexit and the Domestic Judiciary: Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Aftermath of Triggering Article 50

This week saw the first legal action concerning the constitutional requirements surrounding the Brexit process being initiated. With or without Parliamentary consent, we now know that the two year negotiation … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 5 Comments

Stephen Laws: Article 50 and the political constitution

The only relevant question now left for the UK about the Art 50 notification is what needs to be done before it is given. It is politically inevitable that the … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 7 Comments