The results of the third nation-wide referendum in the United Kingdom are still sinking in at home and around the world. Just below 52% voted to leave the European Union, … Continue reading
HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Mark Elliott: Could the Devolved Nations Block Repeal of the Human Rights Act and the Enactment of a New Bill of Rights?
Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Dr Mark Elliott, … Continue reading
In a few months time Scotland will vote on independence. In my last post on the topic I discussed some of the consequences of a yes vote: the problems that … Continue reading
The Scottish Parliament can legislate to regulate the press in Scotland. This is because this matter is not made a reserved matter. In principle, therefore, it would be competent for … Continue reading
I read with great interest the stimulating post written on this subject by Nick Barber. He makes three points that I would take issue with. The first is a detail, … Continue reading
Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: … yes, but is it legal? The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Scotland Act 1998
The question of the legality of a referendum on Scottish independence pursuant to an Act of the Scottish Parliament has been a hobbyhorse of Scottish constitution- watchers since before the … Continue reading