UK Constitutional Law Association

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Alex Peplow: A Curious Jurisdiction – Section 4 of the Judicial Committee Act 1833

As a bit of light relief from the Brexit furore, I will be considering the jurisdiction conferred on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and how it came to … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Graham John Wheeler: The British Overseas Territories and “Direct Rule”

In the wake of the Mossack Fonseca affair, there have been calls for London to impose “direct rule” on some of the British Overseas Territories which are used for offshore … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Derek O’Brien: Judicial Independence in the Caribbean and Petitions Pursuant to Section 4 Judicial Committee Act

The case of Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands v The Governor and Judicial Legal Services Commission ([2012] UKPC 39) is, arguably, at least as interesting for the questions that … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Derek O’Brien and Se-shauna Wheatle: The Commonwealth Caribbean and the Uses and Abuses of Comparative Constitutional Law

The practice of judges engaging in a transnational judicial conversation about constitutional rights, by referring to the judgments of international human rights courts and other constitutional courts when interpreting their … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 5 Comments
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