UK Constitutional Law Association

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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 · 8 Comments

John Adenitire: The Executive Cannot Abrogate Fundamental Rights without Specific Parliamentary Mandate – The Implications of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for Triggering Art 50

Legal action has been initiated against the UK Government to compel it to seek authorisation from Parliament before it can trigger Art 50. Various suggestions have been put forward as … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 12 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 · 4 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: Constitutional Conventions, Article 50 and Brexit

Following the result of the referendum on British membership of the European Union, constitutional commentators have been embroiled in a discussion over the legal basis on which withdrawal from the … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Virginia Mantouvalou: EU Citizens as Bargaining Chips

A few days after the referendum on EU membership of the European Union, Theresa May stated that she would not guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK. Her … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 8 Comments

Alex Green: Why the EU Referendum Might Be Morally Binding – A Partial Response to Yossi Nehushtan

In an erudite and sophisticated post on this blog, Dr Yossi Nehushtan argues that the United Kingdom’s recent referendum on membership in the European Union is not morally binding on … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Charles Streeten: Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube: Can an Article 50 Notification Be Revoked?

Introduction It is, as the rather outmoded saying goes, a woman’s prerogative to change her mind; but what about the United Kingdom’s? Whilst there has been much academic discussion, not … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 7 Comments
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