The course introduces the fundamentals of British Constitutional law. The course introduces the sources of law in this area and types of constitution before moving on to the fundamental principles such as the rule of law and parliamentary sovereignty.  The course considers the ‘unwritten’ nature of the constitution in the sense that there is no single codified document such as the GG in Germany or the Constitution in the US. Students will see how Acts of Parliament, common law (case law) and conventions play their part. The course introduces the voting system, how laws are made, the role and composition of Parliament, the Government, its function and the various forms of scrutiny. It considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the UK’s relationship with the EU with a particular emphasis on Brexit. The course further considers devolution and judicial review. 

Kurs im HIS-LSF

Semester: ST 2024