Tag: Constitution

Conventions provide the flesh which clothes the dry bones of the law; they make the legal constitution work” (Jennings, 1959). Explain and critically evaluate Jennings’ statement, identifying the functions which conventions perform in the UK constitution.

Abstract A constitutional convention is an accepted way as to how things should be done within society. Whilst they are not written down, they tend to be long established principles that are considered to be the norm. Although they are not laid down by the law and are not enforceable through the courts, the fact …

Constitutional conventions represent important rules of political behaviour which are necessary for the smooth running of the constitution.’ (Allen and Thompson, Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law, 9th edition, 2008)

Abstract The UK does not have a written constitution and as such there is a heavy reliance on the constitutional conventions. This analysis considers the importance of the conventions and concludes that these conventions do indeed play a crucial role in the smooth running of the constituions and indeed the development of written practices Introduction …