The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

The Federal Constitutional Court Professor Theodore Konstadinides, School of Law, University of Essex The 5th of May 2020 will be remembered as a strange day for EU law and German constitutionalism. The German Constitutional Court upheld the constitutional complaints by several groups of individuals against the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP). As explained in yesterday’s … Continue reading The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State

Photo by Markus Spiske Lee Marsons, GTA in Public Law and PhD candidate at the University of Essex Though lawyers normally loathe sweeping statements, it is fair to say that Covid-19 has affected virtually everything and everyone in the British state. As part of my work for the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI), I have been recording the response to … Continue reading Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State

The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Photo by Marcelo Leal Maurice Sunkin QC (Hon), Professor of Public Law in the School of Law, University of Essex and Dr Susan McPherson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex have published an article entitled 'The Dobson-Rawlings pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Impact of … Continue reading The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Weimar-on-Danube: on the Hungarian Enabling Act, the European Response, and the Future of the Union

Image by Hans Hansen Dr. Tom Flynn, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The current pandemic is testing political, legal, and social systems in significant ways. Europe has faced, among other things, strains regarding the notion of solidarity within the Union, questions as to the ability of economic and financial systems to co-ordinate responses, and … Continue reading Weimar-on-Danube: on the Hungarian Enabling Act, the European Response, and the Future of the Union

Lessons from the Campaign to Bring the Socio-Economic Duty to Life in England

Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The UK government proudly affirms that the country has some of the strongest equalities legislation in the world, particularly the Equality Act 2010. For it to be true, however, the government should implement the legislation in its entirety, including the socio-economic duty, proclaimed in Section 1 of the Act. … Continue reading Lessons from the Campaign to Bring the Socio-Economic Duty to Life in England

Uber in London: the battle between public and private regulation

Dr Yseult Marique, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr Yseult Marique and her co-author Enguerrand Marique have published a chapter, entitled ‘Uber in London: The battle between public and private regulation’, in the collection Uber & Taxis: Comparative Law Studies, which was edited by D Renders and R Noguellou (Bruylant 2018). The expansion … Continue reading Uber in London: the battle between public and private regulation

Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR

A newly published book, The Triangular Constitution: Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR, by Tom Flynn, lecturer in law at the University of Essex, offers a fresh account of modern European constitutionalism. It uses the Irish constitutional order to demonstrate that, right across the European Union, the national constitution can no longer … Continue reading Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR