UK Constitutional Law Association

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Jack Simson Caird and Ellis Paterson: Could the UK Courts Disapply Domestic Legislation to Enforce the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland?

If the Withdrawal Agreement is approved, then Parliament will be asked to legislate to give domestic legal effect to its content through the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. One of the … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

Ciaran White: Northern Ireland Workers’ Rights and the Draft Withdrawal Agreement: The Quasi-Constitutional Entrenchment of EU-derived Labour Law Rights

Northern Ireland employment law is a devolved issue and its statute book has always been largely distinct and separate from that applicable in GB. This always had the potential to … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Colin Murray: Brexit and the “Constitutional Integrity” of the United Kingdom

Something no Prime Minister could contemplate The Foreign Office records regarding the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 must be amongst the most regularly requested papers held at the National Archives. … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · 10 Comments

Anurag Deb: Buick: Two Courts, Two Approaches and No Government

On 6 July 2018, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in Buick’s application for judicial review [2018] NICA 26. A keenly awaited ruling for its constitutional … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Christopher McCrudden and Daniel Halberstam: Northern Ireland’s Supreme Court Brexit Problem (and the UK’s too)

There are many unfortunate results of Brexit, but one of the most problematic is the adverse effects it has had on current and future relationships between Britain and Ireland, and … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 6 Comments

Anne Smith and Colin Harvey: Continuing the Conversation about a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

The long journey towards a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland continues. It is being referred to again in the current negotiations as an unimplemented element of earlier Agreements. We … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ruth Keating: Rigorous Impartiality and a Coalition of Chaos

“What a fool I was. I was only a puppet, and so was Ulster, and so was Ireland, in the political game that was to get the Conservative Party into … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 13 Comments

Colin Harvey and Daniel Holder: The Great Repeal Bill and the Good Friday Agreement – Cementing a Stalemate or Constitutional Collision Course?

Introduction – a perfect storm? As predicted, Brexit is proving to be profoundly destabilising for the peace process and the constitutional politics of Northern Ireland. An outcome that lacks the … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kenneth Campbell QC: How Devolution Has Altered Some Fundamentals of the British Constitution

Introduction Regular readers of this blog will need no reminding of how much anticipation has been devoted to the Art 50 litigations ahead of and and during  the UK Government’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

Anne Smith and Monica McWilliams: Now Is the Time to Re-open the Debate about Progressing the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

Following the results of the Brexit referendum  in the UK and the Conservative’s plans both to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and to withdraw … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

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