UK Constitutional Law Association

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Jan van Zyl Smit: After Poland’s Attempted Purge of ‘Communist-era’ Judges, Do We Need New International Standards for Post-authoritarian Countries Reforming Their Judiciary? (Part II)

Editors’ note: This is Part II of a two-part contribution. You can read Part I HERE. In Part I of this blog post, I discussed the recent attempt by the … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jan van Zyl Smit: After Poland’s Attempted Purge of ‘Communist-era’ Judges, Do We Need New International Standards for Post-authoritarian Countries Reforming Their Judiciary? (Part I)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part contribution, the second part of which will appear on the blog tomorrow. For most of last year, the government of Poland … Continue reading

January 15, 2019 · 6 Comments

Robert Craig: The Peter Hain Case: The Effect of Article IX

Peter Hain’s decision to breach an interim injunction granted by the Court of Appeal in the case of ABC v Telegraph Media Group has caused serious concern. It is one … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 3 Comments

Jelena Gligorijevic: Breaching Injunctions in Parliament: An Unconstitutional Abuse of Parliamentary Privilege

Two days after the Court of Appeal granted an interim injunction restraining reportage of harassment allegations against a high-profile businessman (ABC v Telegraph Media Group Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2329), … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · 4 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Taking Back Control: Brexit, Parliament and the Rule of Law

Over the next six months of the Brexit process, the UK Parliament will make a number of decisions that will have a profound impact on the UK’s constitution and its … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 6 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: Fifty Years of ‘The Quartet’ and Modern Judicial Review, 18–19 May 2018 Second-guessing Policy Choices? The Rule of Law after the Supreme Court’s UNISON Judgment, … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ TLI Signature Lectures 2017-2018 Title: Institutionalisation and its Discontents. The Rule of Law versus (Anti-) Constitutional Populism in East Central Europe Speaker: Professor Martin Krygier (University … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thomas Fairclough: What’s New About the Rule of Law? A Reply to Michal Hain

This blog recently published a detailed piece by Michal Hain. He made some very interesting claims that this note will examine. I start by explaining Hain’s arguments and ordering them … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 4 Comments

Michal Hain: Guardians of the Constitution – the Constitutional Implications of a Substantive Rule of Law

A constitutional storm is brewing. Whilst it is too early to perform the burial rites for parliamentary sovereignty, the Supreme Court’s decisions in R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Issues Interim Report on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

In an interim report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has said that the “political, legal and constitutional significance of the Bill is unparalleled”. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

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