UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Dapo Akande and Eirik Bjorge: The United Kingdom Ministerial Code and International Law: A Response to Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame

Much has been written about the recent changes to the United Kingdom’s Ministerial Code. Until October of this year, the code referred to the “overarching duty on Ministers to comply … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

George Letsas: The Rule of All Law: A Reply to Finnis, Ekins and Verdirame

The Prime Minister’s recent change to the ministerial code has divided opinion amongst lawyers and academic experts. Prior to the change, the code made reference to “the overarching duties on … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Conor McCormick: Debating Constitutional Dualism

A recent amendment to the Ministerial Code has prompted some interesting constitutional commentary which focuses mainly on the perceived rationale behind the change and the critical response of some to … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame: The Ministerial Code and the Rule of Law

Editors’ note: This is an updated and slightly expanded version of an earlier post published on the Judicial Power Project website. It is cross-posted here with permission. The debate about … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

Mike Gordon: Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne

Does the Chris Huhne affair have constitutional implications?  In one sense, the answer to this question might be a rather obvious one.  From a constitutional perspective – although certainly not … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

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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