The Matrix Law Pod Episode 11: Building Back Better – Do Covid, Brexit and Black Lives Matter present a moment of constitutional opportunity for the UK?


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In this week’s podcast, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC are joined by Kate O’Regan, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and Alan Miller, Co-Chair of the Scottish National Taskforce on Human Rights Leadership, to discuss whether the concurrent crises of Covid, Brexit and Black Lives Matter provide an opportunity for the UK to “Build Back Better”, by reframing constitutional conversations which have been stuck in a rut for years. Does the newly revealed national consensus on matters such as the importance of the right to health, acknowledging historic injustice, and addressing systemic inequality create opportunities for constitutional transformation, and, if so, what should be the priorities of the Government’s proposed Commission on Constitutional Reform?