UK Constitutional Law Association

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Event: Parliament and Brexit: Constitutional Conundrums and Parliamentary Practicalities

Parliament and Brexit: Constitutional Conundrums and Parliamentary Practicalities United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association and Study of Parliament Group Seminar Tuesday 25 October 2016 6pm House of Lords – Committee Room … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

Gavin Creelman: The Relevance of Thoburn to the Article 50 “Trigger” Debate

In the weeks following the EU referendum result, a number of key constitutional questions have emerged. Central among these has been the issue of how the process of withdrawal from … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 22 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Constitutional Discourse Post-referendum: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going Next?

Editors’ note: This is the first of two blogs by Kenneth Campbell reflecting upon the constitutional state of play as Parliament prepares to consider the Brexit process. In common with … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 6 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

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 · 20 Comments