Posts by Aileen McHarg

Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill reference demonstrates both the strength and the weakness of Holyrood as a legislature. The Background to the Case The Continuity Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament (... Read more
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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... 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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