UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Nick Barber: The Legal Academic In the Internet Age

I was contemplating my lectures for the coming academic year and I started to feel annoyed – I think the two were connected.  Lecturing has started to seem a rather … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 14 Comments

Ian Cram: Penalising the googling juror? – Reflections on the futility of Part 3 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (2013-14)

The hotchpotch of measures that comprises the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill is about to reach Report Stage in the House of Lords. The Bill sets out a panoply of … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Liz Fisher: Gov.Uk?

As some of you may have noticed, the UK government has a new website http://www.gov.uk which not only replaces the old Direct.gov site but also the individual government department and … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 13 Comments

Paul Bernal: The Trial of Lady Chatterley’s Online Lover?

Britain has often had a very confused relationship with obscenity and pornography, one that has been played out in the law a few times over the years. We don’t quite … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Paul Bernal: Internet Anonymity: A Very British Dilemma

Andy Smith, a senior security official at the Cabinet Office, caused quite a stir at the Parliament and Internet Conference last month, when he suggested that people should use false … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Paul Bernal: Between a European Rock and an American Hard Place?

Europe and the US have had very different approaches to privacy – and in particular data privacy – for a very long time. Data protection, the centrepiece of European data … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Paul Bernal: To block or not to block is not the question…

On the 26th October, the subject of website blocking was in the news in two apparently very different ways. Firstly, as a result of the ‘Newzbin2’ court case in July … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · 1 Comment