Constitutions and Human Rights

Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

On 31 March 2017 the East African Court of Justice (‘the Court’) handed down its judgment in the case of Steven ...
One More Step Towards Human Rights Protection: Tunisia Allows Direct Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

One More Step Towards Human Rights Protection: Tunisia Allows Direct Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

On 16th April 2017, the Republic of Tunisia signed a declaration allowing individuals and NGOs to access the ...
Reinforcing Rights: Strengthening UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring at a Time of Crisis

Reinforcing Rights: Strengthening UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring at a Time of Crisis

The upcoming review of the UN’s human rights treaty bodies in 2020 provides an opportunity to increase the impact ...
Is the Turkish Constitutional Referendum a Reflection of Democracy?

Is the Turkish Constitutional Referendum a Reflection of Democracy?

The constitutional referendum was held on 16 April in Turkey. In this referendum, the majority of Turkish people ...
A Precarious Future? Examining the UK Human Rights Act (with Sir Keir Starmer)

A Precarious Future? Examining the UK Human Rights Act (with Sir Keir Starmer)

The Human Rights Act incorporated the rights guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law. In ...
The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part III – More Bad News

The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part III – More Bad News

This is the final post on the human rights implications of the White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill. The first post
Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Five days after the coup failed on 15 July 2016 in Turkey, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency ...
Norms and Conventions Meet Donald Trump

Norms and Conventions Meet Donald Trump

I previously promised evidence that Donald Trump disrespected norms designed to discipline presidential candidates ...
The U.S. Constitution, Constitutional Conventions, and President Trump

The U.S. Constitution, Constitutional Conventions, and President Trump

What is most concerning about the conduct of Donald Trump during and since the 2016 presidential campaign is not ...
After Miller: Legislating for Constitutional and Democratic Legitimacy

After Miller: Legislating for Constitutional and Democratic Legitimacy

In Miller, the Supreme Court ruled by majority that ministers have no prerogative power to invoke article 50(2) of ...
Challenges of the EU’s Non-Accession to the ECHR – The Case of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

Challenges of the EU’s Non-Accession to the ECHR – The Case of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

In spite of its obligation under Art 6(2) of the Lisbon Treaty to accede to the ECHR, the EU has yet to do so. ...
Miller, the European Union Withdrawal Bill, and the Non-explanatory Notes

Miller, the European Union Withdrawal Bill, and the Non-explanatory Notes

In her blog posting of January 24th 2017 about the decision of the Supreme Court in the Miller case, Professor ...

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