Aileen McHarg's blog

To understand the implications of Brexit for fundamental rights protection, it is important to distinguish between two legal Europes. Europe’s primary rights regime is the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a treaty drawn up by the Council of Europe, which is an older organisation than the EU with a much wider membership.
 
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To understand the implications of Brexit for fundamental rights protection, it is important to distinguish between two legal Europes. Europe’s primary rights regime is the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a treaty drawn up by the Council of Europe, which is an older organisation than the... Read more
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Aileen McHarg looks at how the phenomenal rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the wake of last year’s independence referendum has been the story of an otherwise lacklustre general election campaign. This blog was originally posted on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog. The phenomena... Read more
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In a post originally published at the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, Aileen McHarg responds to the draft constitutional bill. In her speech at Edinburgh University launching the draft Scottish Independence Bill, Nicola Sturgeon claimed that ‘the prospect of a Constitutional Convention and a... Read more
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  • 20th July 2018

    Richard Parry reviews a fast-evolving situation as the march of time and need to reconcile rhetoric and practicality constrain policy-makers

  • 13th July 2018

    The White Paper published this week talks about the UK Government making ‘sovereign decisions’ to adopt European rules but, as we know from the experience of Norway and Switzerland, this can be an illusory sovereignty when the costs of deviating from the rules is exclusion from the single market or European programmes. CCC Director Professor Michael Keating looks at whether the UK is ready for this kind of deal.

  • 12th July 2018

    Last week the government released its fisheries white paper. While most of the fisheries and Brexit debate centres on quotas and access to waters, there is also an important devolution dimension. Brexit already has profound consequences for the UK’s devolution settlement and fisheries policy is one example of this. So, in addition to communicating its overall vision for post-Brexit fisheries policy, the white paper was also an opportunity for the government to set out how it would see that policy working in the devolved UK.

  • 4th July 2018

    At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. CCC Fellow Professor Stephen Tierney addresses a number of trends – only some of which are a direct consequence of the unique circumstances of Brexit – which suggest a deeper realignment of institutional power within the constitution and a consequent diminution of Parliament’s legislative power.

  • 27th June 2018

    Faced with a choice between splitting her Cabinet into winners and losers, Theresa May has sought to keep the Brexit crap game going. She does this by avoiding betting on either a hard or soft Brexit. Professor Richard Rose of Strathclyde looks at the high stakes outcomes facing the Prime Minister. .

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