UK Constitutional Law Association

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Jack Simson Caird: Taking Back Control: Brexit, Parliament and the Rule of Law

Over the next six months of the Brexit process, the UK Parliament will make a number of decisions that will have a profound impact on the UK’s constitution and its … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 6 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor and Adelyn L. M. Wilson: Seeking and Implementing a Referral on Revocability of Article 50 Following Wightman

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The British Government’s draft withdrawal agreement – the so-called Chequers Deal or Plan – has been subject to … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Tanzil Chowdhury: Statutorising UK Military Deployments and Assessing Anxieties of Their Justiciability

The paramount anxieties that emerge from attempts to statutorising Parliament’s role in making decisions on whether to commit military action abroad has not just been to do with deferring power … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Solon Solomon: The Chequers Agreement: Brexit and the Infeasibility of Judicial and Legal Independence

The Chequers agreement reshapes the UK Brexit position. By formally throwing its lot behind a soft Brexit, Theresa May’s government has made a point. It is unclear how this stance … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 6 Comments

Anurag Deb: The Unquiet Irish Border Problem: Implications in the Aftermath of the Withdrawal Act

On 26 June 2018, the hitherto hotly-debated European Union (Withdrawal) Bill became an Act of Parliament (“2018 Act”) after a tennis match of amendments and counter-amendments between Parliament’s two Houses. … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · 4 Comments

Stephen Tierney: The Legislative Supremacy of Government

At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. In this post … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 3 Comments

Robert Craig: New Article 50 Case Resoundingly Rejected by the Divisional Court

In the film ‘Gladiator’ an epic and brutal battle scene at the beginning is followed by the Emperor’s pampered and rich son arriving the next day in a coach. He … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 9 Comments