constitutional law

Public Law for Everyone

Blog by Mark Elliott, Reader in Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. Posts discuss current issues in the field of public law, including constitutional law, judicial review, parliamentary sovereignty and human rights. Longer ‘1000 words’ pieces examine key aspects of public law, such as devolution. The blog is intended for practising lawyers as well as law students.

Lallands Peat Worrier

Scottish law blog by academic lawyer and sociologist Dr. Andrew Tickell, under the pseudonym ‘Lallands Peat Worrier’. Posts focus on public law, constitutional law, human rights law, sociology and criminology. An RSS feed is available for new posts.

Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Official site of the Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Provides background information about the instituion's history and structure and about political parties. Sections on chamber business and publications cover information about the progress of bills and provide the full text of Speakers’ Rulings, Resolutions and the Constitution; these are mainly in pdf format. A separate media section covers the texts of press releases, speeches in the National Assembly and links to international organisations.

NATLEX: Paraguay

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation. It currently holds just over 140 records of law relating to Paraguay and the section for Paraguay was last reviewed in 2013. Where possible links to full text laws are given. The Paraguayan documents are in Spanish.

NATLEX: Mongolia

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation. Holds over 100 records on Mongolia, with abstracts of the legislation and where possible, the full text of the legislation is linked. Records are written in either English, French or Spanish.

The Constitution Society

The Constitution Society is an independent foundation, run by academic and practising lawyers, which seeks to encourage debate between academics, legislators, academics and the public about proposed constitutional reforms. It also provides administrative and clerical support for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the British Constitution (APPG). The Society’s website makes available its published papers, together with a collection of video interviews on constitutional matters with policy-makers and academics. The site also gives details of Constitution Society events.

Constitute

Free database of constitutions from around the world, provided by the Comparative Constitutions Project, which is based at the University of Texas at Austin. At the time of writing, the database contained the constitution that was in force in September 2013 for almost every independent state. Constitutional documents for countries that do not have a single written constitution are not yet available, but will be added, as will historical verisons of constitutions. The Constitute database can be browsed by topic or country, or searched by key word.

UK Constitutional Law Association

The United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association (UKCLA) is a group for constitutional law scholars in the UK, affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law. The Association organises seminars and conferences, which are detailed on the website. It is also setting up a group for UK PhD students researching public law. The website includes a constitutional law blog, edited by Nick Barber from the University of Oxford and Jeff King from University College London.

Head of Legal

Blog by law lecturer, consultant and non-practising barrister Carl Gardner, who is based in London. Provides commentary on legal developments in their political and social context, mainly focusing on public, constitutional, human rights and European law.

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