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Video: Lord Judge - Constitutional Change: Unfinished Business

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Lord Judge delivered a lecture on the topic of 'Constitutional Change: Unfinished Business'.

This is the closing lecture for the AHRC project on The Politics of Judicial Independence in Britain's Changing Constitution. As Lord Chief Justice until the end of September this year, Lord Judge presided over the judiciary during a “constitutional revolution” (his own term) and a period of budgetary austerity.

Press Release: Former Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge Declares that the UK Supreme Court is Not Obliged to Follow the Rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

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The former Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge has called for a change in the Human Rights Act to make it clear that British courts are not obliged to follow the rulings of the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg.  

Robert Hazell gave evidence at the PCRC Select Committee on the role of the judiciary if there were a codified constitution

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Robert Hazell gave evidence at the PCRC Select Committee at the second evidence session inquiring into the role of the judiciary if there were a codified constitution. The Committee questioned academics and a member of the House of Lords on the main constitutional issues surrounding the inquiry

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The Scotland Bill so far: Major constitutional legislation proceeding at the speed of an express train

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:02 +0000

Plans for expanding the powers of the Scottish Parliament have developed rapidly since the Scottish referendum. Jim Gallagher takes advantage of the pause afforded by Parliament’s summer recess to take stock of the Scotland Bill’s progress, and consider the stability of increased decentralisation in the longer term. Parliament’s summer recess is a good time to catch […]

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The truth about House of Lords appointments

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:30:54 +0000

Yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron, seemingly undeterred by the already negative media coverage about the Lord Sewel affair, gave strong indications that he intends to make yet more appointments to the Lords. In doing so, he appeared to invoke a convention that does not exist: that of bringing Lords membership into line with Commons seats. […]

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The government’s Freedom of Information commission tilts the political discussion towards damage and cost

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:00:26 +0000

On Friday of last week, the government announced a new commission on Freedom of Information. Here, Ben Worthy offers his response to the announcement, arguing that the objections to the scope and usage of FOI that have been raised are nothing new, and furthermore aren’t unique to the UK. Further, he argues that the commission’s remit tilts […]

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