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Press Release: Announcing the Launch of Constitute: The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search and Compare

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The Constitution Unit is pleased to announce the launch of Constitute, a website for reading, searching, and comparing the world’s constitutions. The site was launched at 2:00 p.m. (GMT) today at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Speakers at the launch event included His Excellency President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia and Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva (former President of the Kyrgyz Republic).

Dr Meg Russell interview on BBC Westminster Hour

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Last night Meg Russell was interviewed by Caroline Quinn on BBC Westminster hour on the effect of Tony Blair's expulsion of hereditary peers in the House of Lords in 1999, the role of the House of Lords and about her lastest book 'The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived.'

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The Constitution Unit and 20 years of British constitutional reform

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:05:19 +0000

Vernon Bogdanor reflects on how the UK’s constitutional landscape has evolved since Robert Hazell established the Constitution Unit in 1995 and considers whether the time has come to draw up a codified constitution. This is the first of a series of posts adapted from presentations at the Unit’s 20th anniversary conference, held on 23 June […]

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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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