UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Jacob Rowbottom: Digital Communications, Social Media and the Integrity of Elections

In the 2000s, I attended various seminars in which commentators complained that there had not yet been an ‘internet election’ in the UK. The complaint ran that election debates were … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Jeff King: Deference, Dialogue and Animal Defenders International

In Animal Defenders International, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the British ban on political advertising in the broadcast media (s.321 Communications Act 2003), consistently with the judgments of … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 9 Comments

Jacob Rowbottom: A surprise ruling? Strasbourg upholds the ban on paid political ads on TV and Radio

The European Court of Human Rights has given its decision in Animal Defenders International , holding that the ban on political advertising on the broadcast media does not violate Article … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

Jacob Rowbottom: Ministers, media and the decision to investigate

Last week, an editorial in the Guardian called for the Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests to be scrapped. The paper argued that, as the Adviser is called into action so … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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