UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Ruiyi Li: Case-law adopted by China?

On the 26th of November 2011, the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPCC) announced the first set of ‘guiding cases’: two civil law cases and two criminal cases.  This marks the … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Christopher McCrudden: Slavery and the constitutional role of judges

How far should judges “update” our legal concepts, or should they root their interpretation in the historical understanding of the concept, leaving updating to the legislature? In the United States, … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bradley W. Miller: Assisted Suicide and Judicial Review

What considerations can justify a court overturning a recent constitutional precedent?  This constitutional perennial is once again in the foreground as a Canadian court is asked to revisit a 1993 … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment