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Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Wales Bill

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on the Wales Bill. The history of the Bill is a somewhat chequered one, a Draft Bill published in October … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’: Constitutional Chaos and Constitutional Crisis?

On October 2, Theresa May set out plans for a ‘Great Repeal Bill’ to be included in the next Queen’s Speech. There is very little detail currently available, but it … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 17 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Sand in the Gearbox: Devolution and Brexit

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum result, political comment from a number of quarters suggested that the Scottish Parliament could vote to block Brexit. For the comprehensive reasons … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Paul Reid: Brexit: Some Thoughts on Scotland

All sorts of constitutional issues arise out of last Thursday’s referendum: Art.50 TEU; the need for Parliamentary approval before it is invoked; whether the new Prime Minister will seek to … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 8 Comments

Tom Mullen and Sarah Craig: The Immigration Bill, Reserved Matters and the Sewel Convention

The Immigration Bill, which received its third reading in the House of Lords on 12th April, affects inter alia the labour market, residential tenancies, bank accounts, driving licences, immigration officers’ … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Iain Jamieson: The repeal of the Human Rights Act and the Sewel Convention in Scotland

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 Iain Jamieson, a … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

May 16, 2015 · 5 Comments