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Veronika Fikfak and Hayley J. Hooper: Whither the War Powers Convention? What Next for Parliamentary Control of Armed Conflict after Syria?

A. Introduction and Background On Friday 13 April 2018 the Royal Air Force participated in air strikes (together with the United States and France) to degrade the Syrian regime’s chemical … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joe Tomlinson: Public Law in Pieces: A Reply to Professor Sossin and Some Suggestions for HMCTS

In a previous post on this blog, I introduced the growing influence of “design thinking” in the administrative justice system (the post is available here). In that post, I made … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paul Craig: The Withdrawal Bill, Status and Supremacy

The House of Lords Constitution Committee’s Report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, HL Paper 69, is a valuable document, with many important insights and recommendations for improvements to the … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 9 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Parliament and the Withdrawal Agreement: The “Meaningful Vote”

Since the UK Government began negotiations over the withdrawal agreement under Article 50, questions have been raised about how Parliament will approve and implement the final agreement. The Government’s stated … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Danny Nicol: Civil Service Impartiality, Free Speech and the Nazi Comparison

We appear to be witnessing an attempt to create a new taboo. Lord Turnbull, former Cabinet Secretary under Tony Blair, has likened accusations of bias on the part of Treasury … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 5 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: Sovereignty or Supremacy? Lords Constitution Committee Reports on EU (Withdrawal) Bill

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today issues its main report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This follows the preliminary and interim reports on the Bill that the Committee … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 5 Comments

Mike Gordon: Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part II)

Editors’ note: This is the second part of a two-part contribution. The first part can be found here. Part one of this blog post considered the constitutional challenge potentially posed … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 1 Comment