UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Delegated Powers

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has today published a major report on delegated powers. It is a component of a larger, four-part inquiry that the Committee is undertaking into … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

Stephen Tierney: The Legislative Supremacy of Government

At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. In this post … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 3 Comments

Robert Hazell and Dawn Oliver: The Constitutional Standards of the Constitution Committee: How a Code of Constitutional Standards Can Help Strengthen Parliamentary Scrutiny

Cross-posted with the Constitution Unit blog. Today the Constitution Unit has published a third edition of its report on the Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tarun Khaitan: A Constitution Protection Clause for the Great Repeal Bill?

Scope: Extensive provisions for Henry VIII powers in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 (hereinafter, the “Repeal Bill”) have become predictably controversial. These powers are mainly found in clauses 7 … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Eric King and Daniella Lock: Investigatory Powers Bill: Key Changes Made by the Lords

What was formerly known as the Investigatory Powers Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Investigatory Powers Act. The Bill was first published in draft form in November … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 10 Comments

Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Louise Thompson and Will Mace: Why Public Scrutiny of Legislation Requires New Parliamentary Processes

Legislation is complex, but it is also essential to the functioning of our political system. A great deal of primary and secondary legislation hits the statute book every parliamentary session. … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

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