UK Constitutional Law Association

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Liora Lazarus: Do Human Rights Impede Effective Counterterrorism?

Theresa May and Keir Starmer disagree about whether human rights impede effective counterterrorism.  Both bring experience at the coalface of this field, May as former Home Secretary, and Starmer as … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Conor Gearty: The Important Inconvenience of the Rule of Law

Omar Othman is a resident of this country – guilty of no crime and up to now facing no charges – whose home country wants to put him on trial … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 8 Comments

Tom Hickman: The Return of Abu Qatada (to the streets of London)

The Abu Qatada saga is proving to be a very expensive and very embarrassing headache for the British Government. Following his narrow victory in Strasbourg in January, in which he … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Alison L. Young: Whose Convention Rights are they anyway?

It is probably an under-statement to say that the Human Rights Act 1998 is not Teresa May’s favourite statute. The decision to grant bail to Abu Qatada, following on from … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 3 Comments