Constitutional Reform in the United Kingdom : Principles and Practice
The Labour Government's proposals for reform of the UK's internal constitutional arrangements promise the most wide-ranging and substantial overhaul of the constitution this century. Their plans,which include devolution for Scotland and Wales, incorporation of the ECHR, a Freedom of Information Bill and reform of both houses of Parliament are already far progressed, but critical choices have still to be made. Against this background, and in view of these historical events, the Directors of the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge recently organised a major conference to discuss the legal and practical implications of the proposed reforms. Speakers at the conference included leading academics, barristers, solicitors, judges and politicians. The results, which are reproduced in this volume of conference proceedings, will be essential reading for all those interested in constitutional reform and in British political history.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 208.3 x 309.9 x 7.6mm | 453.6g
- 19 Mar 1998
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Hart Publishing
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
The Cambridge Centre for Public Law could not have started on a higher note than that reached with this book, containing as it does the written versions of a series of first-rate papers delivered at the Centre's inaugural conference, held on January 17 and 18, 1998 ... a rarity in academic circles: a deep, thoughtful and intellectually demanding set of essays on topics as urgent now as when the writers first spoke to them in January. Conor A Gearty European Human Rights Law Review September 2002 ...an important and useful collection of papers invaluable to anyone examining the issue of constitutional reform in the United Kingdom. A. Mantzoros European Review of Public Law September 2002
Sir Jack Beatson is a High Court judge, having previously been the Rouse Ball Professor of English Law in the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.