UK Constitutional Law Association

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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 · 2 Comments

Ronan McCrea: Brexit EU Citizenship Rights of UK Nationals and the Court of Justice

Quite a stir has been generated by the decision of a Dutch court to make a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union on the issue of … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 8 Comments

Thomas Horsley: In (Domestic) Courts We Trust: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and The Interpretation of Retained EU Law

Earlier in the year, I posted on the importance of Parliament legislating to provide a new ‘constitutional instruction’ to national courts to replace that currently set out in the European … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Can Brexit Be Stopped under EU Law?

Ominous clouds are gathering and the terrain underfoot increasingly resembles a quagmire on the Brexiteers’ ‘sunlit uplands’. The latest reminders that the reality will be significantly different from their utopia … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 14 Comments

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

Thomas Horsley: UK Courts and the Great Repeal Bill – Awaiting Fresh Instruction

The UK Government’s announcement that it intends to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) through the Great Repeal Bill raises the prospect of far-reaching changes to the institutional role … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

Philip Allott: Taking Stock of the Legal Fallout from the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017

Some of the accumulated noxious legal dust will now settle with the enacting of the grossly mistitled EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017. We may have witnessed our first post-legal … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · 11 Comments