Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: UK

  • A new Bill of Rights for the UK. Two courts, two “masters”?

    —Carla Zoethout, Professor of Constitutional Law, Open University, The Netherlands On September 5, 2022, the Conservative Party will select a new leader – the fourth in six years. Because of the Conservatives’ majority in the UK parliament, the winner of the party leadership will automatically become Prime Minister and Johnson’s successor is likely to take over the next day.

  • The Reframing of Local Government in the UK

    —Michèle Finck, University of Oxford After the independence referendum that took place in Scotland in September 2014, the UK is reflecting on a new decentralisation arrangement. While Scotland voted against independence, these negotiations are nonetheless underway as David Cameron had promised Scots that, should they stay within the UK, they would receive more independence in administering their affairs.

  • If Scotland Had Voted Yes…

    —Nick Barber, Trinity College, Oxford [Cross-posted from UK Con Law Blog] This is a copy of a blog post that was, in the event, not needed. My colleagues have told me that my writing has a calming, if not soporific, quality, and I thought that I should use this skill to good effect by preparing a post for publication in the event of a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum.

  • The UK 3 – British Christians 1

    Lorenzo Zucca King’s College London British Christians are becoming increasingly more vocal about the presence of their faith in the workplace. Four of them brought cases all the way to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg (based on Article 9 and Article 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights) to claim the right to wear crosses on their uniforms (Eweida and Chaplin) as well as the right to be exempted from assisting homosexual people in the performance of part of their job (Ladele and McFarlane).