UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Philippa Webb and Kirsten Roberts: How can parliamentary oversight of human rights be made more effective? Report to be launched in Geneva this week.

There is intense interest in the UK in the role of the judiciary in protecting and promoting human rights, but Parliaments can also play a vital role. The UK Joint … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

David Mead: Who You Gonna Call – Mythbusters: the Need For Vigilance in the Great HRA Debate

It’ll be over by Christmas we thought – strongholds taken, fortifications dug in and positions entrenched. “It gives too much power to judges”…”why do we need to have any more … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Conor Gearty: Liberty and Security

The contemporary discussion about secret trials in the UK echoes earlier controversies about TPIMs, control orders, detention without charge, special advocates, the use of torture – the list seems depressingly … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Event: Human rights protection in Australia and the UK / Thursday 5th July, 6.15 pm

Members of the UKCLG are invited to the following event on Thursday, co-hosted by the Anglo-Australian Lawyers Society (UK Chapter) and ALBA. Please note that advance registration is essential. Human … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bradley W. Miller: Assisted Suicide and Judicial Review

What considerations can justify a court overturning a recent constitutional precedent?  This constitutional perennial is once again in the foreground as a Canadian court is asked to revisit a 1993 … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment