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Eoin Carolan: Suspended Declarations of Invalidity in Ireland?: The Story So Far

Last week saw the much-anticipated return before the Supreme Court of Ireland of the proceedings in NHV v. Minister for Justice and Equality. At the hearing on Thursday, the Court … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Andrew Geddis: “Declarations of Inconsistency” under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

As in the United Kingdom, the question of whether prisoners should be permitted to vote has generated considerable constitutional interest for New Zealand. Largely that is due to the efforts … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

David Harris, Michael O’Boyle, Ed Bates and Carla Buckley: UK withdrawal from the Convention? A broader view.

In the following blog the authors of the third edition of a leading text on the Law of the ECHR (Harris, O’Boyle and Warbrick, The Law of the European Convention … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Natasha Simonsen:Government cannot use a ‘statutory back door’ to implement major changes to legal aid services, Divisional Court says

In a judgment released yesterday a Divisional Court unanimously struck down the government’s attempt to introduce a residence test for eligibility for legal aid, finding it incompatible with the objective … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Comment on India: Chintan Chandrachud: Dance Bars, Dialogue, and the Indian Supreme Court

An interesting constitutional narrative, involving the government of the Indian state of Maharashtra and India’s Supreme Court, is developing. In 2005, the state legislature enacted primary legislation imposing a ban … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

David Mead: Talking about dialogue

There was much talk in the early days of the Human Rights Act 1998– and indeed more recently too – by commentators such as Francesca Klug, Richard Clayton QC, Tom … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 3 Comments