UK Constitutional Law Association

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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

Adrian Zuckerman: The Law’s Disgrace

In the article by Tom Hickman, “Public Law’s Disgrace”, Hickman laments the fact that the “vast majority of the population have no access to judicial review in any meaningful sense.” … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 14 Comments

George Letsas: The Constitution and the Folly of Majoritarianism

In the aftermath of the EU Referendum many hoped that Parliament will, in its wisdom, block what the people decided to do in the heat of the moment: to leave … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 17 Comments