UK Constitutional Law Association

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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

Alison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part Two

In an earlier blog post, I argued that whilst the Government’s amendments provided some clarity as to the status of retained EU law post Brexit, they failed to provide a … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Alison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part One

It is well-known that the status of retained EU law post Brexit was originally left undefined by the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, save that it is classified as primary legislation … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Sir Stephen Laws: Giving “Deemed” Domestic Law Status to Retained EU Law

In his latest blog on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, Paul Craig criticises the recommendation of the House of Lords Constitution Committee (“HLCC”), at paras 70 and 93, that all … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Paul Craig: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Legal Status of EU Retained Law

In a previous post I set out some suggestions concerning the status of EU law in the UK post-Brexit. I do not wish to repeat the arguments advanced earlier. I … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · 7 Comments

Paul Craig: The Withdrawal Bill, Status and Supremacy

The House of Lords Constitution Committee’s Report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, HL Paper 69, is a valuable document, with many important insights and recommendations for improvements to the … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 9 Comments

Michael Ford and Phil Syrpis: Retained EU law in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill: A Reaction to the House of Lords Constitution Committee Report

On 29 January the House of Lords Constitution Committee delivered a withering assessment of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, describing it as ‘fundamentally flawed from a constitutional perspective in multiple ways’. … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

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

Mark Elliott: Judicial Review Reform — The Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Earlier this week, the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has published its report on The implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review (HL … Continue reading

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