Prof Adam Tomkins

  • Professor - John Millar Chair of Public Law (Law)

telephone: 01413304180
email: Adam.Tomkins@glasgow.ac.uk

R406 Level 4
Law
6 The Square
Glasgow G12 8QQ


Professor Tomkins joined the law school in 2003, having previously taught at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford (2000-03) and at King's College London (1991-2000). He specialises in constitutional law and has research interests in British, EU and comparative constitutional law, as well as in aspects of constitutional theory and constitutional history. In 2009 he was appointed a legal adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. Among his books are two of the best-selling and leading works on British constitutional law: Public Law (OUP, 2003) and British Government and the Constitution (CUP, 6th ed 2006, 7th ed forthcoming 2011). His work has been cited in leading House of Lords case law. In 2010 he gave expert evidence in a case concerning freedom of information and the constitutional position of the Prince of Wales. His evidence on the sovereignty of Parliament was extensively cited in the House of Commons during the legislative passage of the European Union Bill (2010-11). He has lectured throughout the United Kingdom, as well as in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States. He was a founding member of the Scottish Public Law Group, and he maintains close connections with public law practitioners at the Faculty of Advocates and at the English bar.

Research Interests

All areas of public law, but especially constitutional law. National security and counter-terrorism law. Judicial review and the constitutional role of the courts. Parliament: law-making, scrutiny and accountability. Human rights law. The constitutional and administrative law of the European Union. Aspects of constitutional theory, especially republicanism and political constitutionalism. Aspects of the history of constitutional law, especially UK constitutional law post-1600.

 

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Tomkins, A. (2011) Parliament, human rights and counter-terrorism. In: Campbell, T., Ewing, K.D. and Tomkins, A. (eds.) The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 13-39. ISBN 9780199606085

Tomkins, A. (2011) National security and the due process of law. Current Legal Problems, 64 (1). pp. 215-253. ISSN 0070-1998 (doi:10.1093/clp/cur001)

Tomkins, A. (2010) National security and the role of the court: a changed landscape? Law Quarterly Review, 126 . 543 -567. ISSN 0023-933X

Tomkins, Adam (2010) The Role of the Courts in the Political Constitution. University of Toronto Law Journal, 60 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 0042-0220 (doi:10.3138/utlj.60.1.1)

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Number of items: 48.

2014

Tomkins, A., and Hickman, T. (2014) National security law and the creep of secrecy: a transatlantic tale. In: Lazarus, Liora, McCrudden, Christopher and Bowles, Nigel (eds.) Reasoning Rights: Comparative Judicial Engagement. Hart Publishing, Oxford. ISBN 9781849462525

Tomkins, A. (2014) Justice and security in the United Kingdom. Israel Law Review . ISSN 0021-2237 (In Press)

Tomkins, A. (2014) Scotland's choice, Britain's future. Law Quarterly Review, 130 . pp. 215-234. ISSN 0023-933X (In Press)

2013

Tomkins, A. (2013) What’s left of the political constitution? German Law Journal, 14 (12). pp. 2275-2292. ISSN 2071-8322

Tomkins, Adam (2013) Of law, constitutions and security. In: Barak, Aharon, Barak-Erez, Daphne and Sapir, Gideon (eds.) Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making. Series: Hart studies in comparative public law (2). Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 461-470. ISBN 9781849464093

2012

Tomkins, A. (2012) The rules of the justice game when played by counter-terrorists. In: Reestman, J.-H., Schrauwen, A., van Montfrans, M. and Jans, J.H. (eds.) De Regels en Het Spel - Opstellen over Recht, Filosofie, Literatuur en Geschiedenis aangeboden aan Tom Eijsbouts. TMC Asser, Netherlands, pp. 407-416. ISBN 9789067043380

2011

Tomkins, A. (2011) Parliament, human rights and counter-terrorism. In: Campbell, T., Ewing, K.D. and Tomkins, A. (eds.) The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 13-39. ISBN 9780199606085

Campbell, T., Ewing, K.D. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (2011) The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199606078

Tomkins, A. (2011) National security and the due process of law. Current Legal Problems, 64 (1). pp. 215-253. ISSN 0070-1998 (doi:10.1093/clp/cur001)

Tomkins, A., Fenwick, H., and Lazarus, L. (2011) Terrorist asset-freezing: continuing flaws in the current scheme. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 25 (3). pp. 117-128. ISSN 1360-0869 (doi:10.1080/13600869.2011.617433)

Turpin, C., and Tomkins, A. (2011) British Government and the Constitution: Text and Materials. Series: Law in context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521185110

2010

Tomkins, A. (2010) National security and the role of the court: a changed landscape? Law Quarterly Review, 126 . 543 -567. ISSN 0023-933X

Tomkins, A. (2010) Criminalizing support for terrorism: a comparative perspective. Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, 6 . pp. 81-97.

Tomkins, Adam (2010) The Role of the Courts in the Political Constitution. University of Toronto Law Journal, 60 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 0042-0220 (doi:10.3138/utlj.60.1.1)

2009

Tomkins, A. (2009) The changing nature of citizenship in Britain: constitutional and legal perspectives. In: Greve, M.S. and Zöller, M. (eds.) Citizenship in America and Europe: Beyond the Nation-State? AEI Press, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 185-205. ISBN 9780844743103

Tomkins, Adam (2009) Constitutionalism. In: Flinders, M, Gamble, A, Hay, C and Kenny, M (eds.) Oxford Handbook of British Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 239-261. ISBN 0199230951

Tomkins, Adam (2009) On Republican Constitutionalism in the Age of Commerce: Reflections from the Scottish Enlightenment. In: Besson, S and Marti, J-L (eds.) Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 317-336. ISBN 9780199559169

2008

Tomkins, A. (2008) Political accountability in the United Kingdom. In: Verhey, L.F.M., Broeksteeg, J.L.W. and Van den Driessche, I. (eds.) Political Accountability in Europe: Which Way Forward? A Traditional Concept of Parliamentary Democracy in an EU Context. Europa Law Publishing, Groningen, Netherlands, pp. 243-269. ISBN 9789076871820

2007

Chalmers, D., and Tomkins, A. (2007) European Union Public Law: Text and Materials. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521709026

Tomkins, A. (2007) The rule of law in Blair's Britain. University of Queensland Law Journal, 26 (2). pp. 255-291. ISSN 0083-4041

2006

Craig, P. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (2006) The Executive and Public Law: Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199285594

Chalmers, D., Hadjiemmanuil, C., Monti, G., and Tomkins, A. (2006) European Union Law: Text and Materials. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521527415

Tomkins, A. (2006) The Crown in Scots Law. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T.J. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968085

2005

Tomkins, A. (2005) Our Republican Constitution. Hart Publishing, Oxford. ISBN 9781841135229

Tomkins, A. (2005) The struggle to delimit executive power in Britain. In: Craig, P. and Tomkins, A. (eds.) The Executive and Public Law: Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199285594

2004

Tomkins, A. (2004) 'Talking in Fictions': Jennings on Parliament. Modern Law Review, 67 (5). pp. 772-786. ISSN 0026-7961 (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2230.2004.00512.x)

Tomkins, A. (2004) The constitutional law in 'MacCormick v. Lord Advocate'. Juridical Review (3). pp. 213-224. ISSN 0022-6785

2003

Tomkins, A (2003) Of Individuals and Institutions: The Enforcement of EC Law. In: Craig, P. and Rawlings, R, (eds.) Law and Administration in Europe: Essays in Honour of Carol Harlow. Cambridge University Press, pp. 273-295. ISBN 0-19-926537-2

Tomkins, A (2003) What is Parliament for? In: Bamforth, N. and Leyland, P. (eds.) Public Law in a Multi-Layered Constitution. Hart, Oxford, pp. 55-78. ISBN 1841132837

2002

Tomkins, A (2002) In Defence of the Political Constitution. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 22 (1). pp. 157-175. ISSN 0143-6503

Tomkins, A (2002) Legislating against Terror: the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Securi Act 2001. Public Law, Summer . pp. 205-220. ISSN 0033-3565

Tomkins, A (2002) The Republican Monarchy Revisited (Review). Constitutional Commentary, 19 (3). pp. 737-760. ISSN 0742-7115

2001

Campbell, T., Ewing, K.D. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (2001) Sceptical Essays on Human Rights. Oxford Univesity Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199246687

Tomkins, A. (2001) Magna Carta, Crown and colonies. Public Law, Autumn . pp. 571-585. ISSN 0033-3565

1999

Tomkins, A. (1999) Crown privileges. In: Sunkin, M. and Payne, S. (eds.) The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198262732

Tomkins, A. (1999) Responsibility and resignation in the European Commission. Modern Law Review, 62 (5). pp. 744-765. ISSN 0026-7961 (doi:10.1111/1468-2230.00234)

Tomkins, A. (1999) Transparency and the emergence of a European Administrative Law. Yearbook of European Law, 19 (1). pp. 217-256. ISSN 0263-3264 (doi:10.1093/yel/19.1.217)

1998

Tomkins, A., (Ed.) (1998) Devolution and the British Constitution. Key Haven, Oxford.

Tomkins, A. (1998) The Constitution After Scott: Government Unwrapped. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198262909

1997

Tomkins, A. (1997) Civil liberties in the Council of Europe: a critical survey. In: Gearty, C.A. (ed.) European Civil Liberties and the European Convention on Human Rights: A Comparative Study. Brill, London, pp. 1-51. ISBN 9789041102539

Tomkins, A. (1997) Intelligence and government. Parliamentary Affairs, 50 (1). pp. 109-129. ISSN 0031-2290

Tomkins, A. (1997) Public interest immunity: judicial discretion and freedom of information. In: Leyland, P. and Woods, T. (eds.) Administrative Law Facing the Future: Old Constraints and New Horizons. Blackstone Press, Oxford. ISBN 9781854316899

1996

Gearty, C.A. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (1996) Understanding Human Rights. Mansell, London. ISBN 9780720122954

Tomkins, A. (1996) Government information and Parliament: misleading by design or by default? Public Law, Autumn . pp. 472-489. ISSN 0033-3565

Tomkins, A. (1996) Inventing human rights law and scholarship. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 16 (1). pp. 153-160. ISSN 0143-6503 (doi:10.1093/ojls/16.1.153)

Tomkins, A. (1996) A right to mislead Parliament? Legal Studies, 16 (1). pp. 63-83. ISSN 0261-3875 (doi:10.1111/j.1748-121X.1996.tb00400.x)

1995

Tomkins, A. (1995) The Committee of Ministers: its role under the European Convention on Human Rights. European Human Rights Law Review . pp. 49-62. ISSN 1361-1526

1993

Tomkins, A. (1993) Public interest immunity after Matrix Churchill. Public Law, Winter . pp. 650-668. ISSN 0033-3565

This list was generated on Sun Apr 20 18:33:31 2014 BST.
Number of items: 48.

Article

Tomkins, A. (2014) Justice and security in the United Kingdom. Israel Law Review . ISSN 0021-2237 (In Press)

Tomkins, A. (2014) Scotland's choice, Britain's future. Law Quarterly Review, 130 . pp. 215-234. ISSN 0023-933X (In Press)

Tomkins, A. (2013) What’s left of the political constitution? German Law Journal, 14 (12). pp. 2275-2292. ISSN 2071-8322

Tomkins, A. (2011) National security and the due process of law. Current Legal Problems, 64 (1). pp. 215-253. ISSN 0070-1998 (doi:10.1093/clp/cur001)

Tomkins, A., Fenwick, H., and Lazarus, L. (2011) Terrorist asset-freezing: continuing flaws in the current scheme. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 25 (3). pp. 117-128. ISSN 1360-0869 (doi:10.1080/13600869.2011.617433)

Tomkins, A. (2010) National security and the role of the court: a changed landscape? Law Quarterly Review, 126 . 543 -567. ISSN 0023-933X

Tomkins, A. (2010) Criminalizing support for terrorism: a comparative perspective. Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, 6 . pp. 81-97.

Tomkins, Adam (2010) The Role of the Courts in the Political Constitution. University of Toronto Law Journal, 60 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 0042-0220 (doi:10.3138/utlj.60.1.1)

Tomkins, A. (2007) The rule of law in Blair's Britain. University of Queensland Law Journal, 26 (2). pp. 255-291. ISSN 0083-4041

Tomkins, A. (2004) 'Talking in Fictions': Jennings on Parliament. Modern Law Review, 67 (5). pp. 772-786. ISSN 0026-7961 (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2230.2004.00512.x)

Tomkins, A. (2004) The constitutional law in 'MacCormick v. Lord Advocate'. Juridical Review (3). pp. 213-224. ISSN 0022-6785

Tomkins, A (2002) In Defence of the Political Constitution. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 22 (1). pp. 157-175. ISSN 0143-6503

Tomkins, A (2002) Legislating against Terror: the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Securi Act 2001. Public Law, Summer . pp. 205-220. ISSN 0033-3565

Tomkins, A (2002) The Republican Monarchy Revisited (Review). Constitutional Commentary, 19 (3). pp. 737-760. ISSN 0742-7115

Tomkins, A. (2001) Magna Carta, Crown and colonies. Public Law, Autumn . pp. 571-585. ISSN 0033-3565

Tomkins, A. (1999) Responsibility and resignation in the European Commission. Modern Law Review, 62 (5). pp. 744-765. ISSN 0026-7961 (doi:10.1111/1468-2230.00234)

Tomkins, A. (1999) Transparency and the emergence of a European Administrative Law. Yearbook of European Law, 19 (1). pp. 217-256. ISSN 0263-3264 (doi:10.1093/yel/19.1.217)

Tomkins, A. (1997) Intelligence and government. Parliamentary Affairs, 50 (1). pp. 109-129. ISSN 0031-2290

Tomkins, A. (1996) Government information and Parliament: misleading by design or by default? Public Law, Autumn . pp. 472-489. ISSN 0033-3565

Tomkins, A. (1996) Inventing human rights law and scholarship. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 16 (1). pp. 153-160. ISSN 0143-6503 (doi:10.1093/ojls/16.1.153)

Tomkins, A. (1996) A right to mislead Parliament? Legal Studies, 16 (1). pp. 63-83. ISSN 0261-3875 (doi:10.1111/j.1748-121X.1996.tb00400.x)

Tomkins, A. (1995) The Committee of Ministers: its role under the European Convention on Human Rights. European Human Rights Law Review . pp. 49-62. ISSN 1361-1526

Tomkins, A. (1993) Public interest immunity after Matrix Churchill. Public Law, Winter . pp. 650-668. ISSN 0033-3565

Book

Turpin, C., and Tomkins, A. (2011) British Government and the Constitution: Text and Materials. Series: Law in context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521185110

Chalmers, D., and Tomkins, A. (2007) European Union Public Law: Text and Materials. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521709026

Chalmers, D., Hadjiemmanuil, C., Monti, G., and Tomkins, A. (2006) European Union Law: Text and Materials. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521527415

Tomkins, A. (2005) Our Republican Constitution. Hart Publishing, Oxford. ISBN 9781841135229

Tomkins, A. (1998) The Constitution After Scott: Government Unwrapped. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198262909

Book Section

Tomkins, A., and Hickman, T. (2014) National security law and the creep of secrecy: a transatlantic tale. In: Lazarus, Liora, McCrudden, Christopher and Bowles, Nigel (eds.) Reasoning Rights: Comparative Judicial Engagement. Hart Publishing, Oxford. ISBN 9781849462525

Tomkins, Adam (2013) Of law, constitutions and security. In: Barak, Aharon, Barak-Erez, Daphne and Sapir, Gideon (eds.) Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making. Series: Hart studies in comparative public law (2). Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 461-470. ISBN 9781849464093

Tomkins, A. (2012) The rules of the justice game when played by counter-terrorists. In: Reestman, J.-H., Schrauwen, A., van Montfrans, M. and Jans, J.H. (eds.) De Regels en Het Spel - Opstellen over Recht, Filosofie, Literatuur en Geschiedenis aangeboden aan Tom Eijsbouts. TMC Asser, Netherlands, pp. 407-416. ISBN 9789067043380

Tomkins, A. (2011) Parliament, human rights and counter-terrorism. In: Campbell, T., Ewing, K.D. and Tomkins, A. (eds.) The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 13-39. ISBN 9780199606085

Tomkins, A. (2009) The changing nature of citizenship in Britain: constitutional and legal perspectives. In: Greve, M.S. and Zöller, M. (eds.) Citizenship in America and Europe: Beyond the Nation-State? AEI Press, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 185-205. ISBN 9780844743103

Tomkins, Adam (2009) Constitutionalism. In: Flinders, M, Gamble, A, Hay, C and Kenny, M (eds.) Oxford Handbook of British Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 239-261. ISBN 0199230951

Tomkins, Adam (2009) On Republican Constitutionalism in the Age of Commerce: Reflections from the Scottish Enlightenment. In: Besson, S and Marti, J-L (eds.) Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 317-336. ISBN 9780199559169

Tomkins, A. (2008) Political accountability in the United Kingdom. In: Verhey, L.F.M., Broeksteeg, J.L.W. and Van den Driessche, I. (eds.) Political Accountability in Europe: Which Way Forward? A Traditional Concept of Parliamentary Democracy in an EU Context. Europa Law Publishing, Groningen, Netherlands, pp. 243-269. ISBN 9789076871820

Tomkins, A. (2006) The Crown in Scots Law. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T.J. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968085

Tomkins, A. (2005) The struggle to delimit executive power in Britain. In: Craig, P. and Tomkins, A. (eds.) The Executive and Public Law: Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199285594

Tomkins, A (2003) Of Individuals and Institutions: The Enforcement of EC Law. In: Craig, P. and Rawlings, R, (eds.) Law and Administration in Europe: Essays in Honour of Carol Harlow. Cambridge University Press, pp. 273-295. ISBN 0-19-926537-2

Tomkins, A (2003) What is Parliament for? In: Bamforth, N. and Leyland, P. (eds.) Public Law in a Multi-Layered Constitution. Hart, Oxford, pp. 55-78. ISBN 1841132837

Tomkins, A. (1999) Crown privileges. In: Sunkin, M. and Payne, S. (eds.) The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198262732

Tomkins, A. (1997) Civil liberties in the Council of Europe: a critical survey. In: Gearty, C.A. (ed.) European Civil Liberties and the European Convention on Human Rights: A Comparative Study. Brill, London, pp. 1-51. ISBN 9789041102539

Tomkins, A. (1997) Public interest immunity: judicial discretion and freedom of information. In: Leyland, P. and Woods, T. (eds.) Administrative Law Facing the Future: Old Constraints and New Horizons. Blackstone Press, Oxford. ISBN 9781854316899

Edited Book

Campbell, T., Ewing, K.D. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (2011) The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199606078

Craig, P. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (2006) The Executive and Public Law: Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199285594

Campbell, T., Ewing, K.D. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (2001) Sceptical Essays on Human Rights. Oxford Univesity Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199246687

Tomkins, A., (Ed.) (1998) Devolution and the British Constitution. Key Haven, Oxford.

Gearty, C.A. and Tomkins, A., (Eds.) (1996) Understanding Human Rights. Mansell, London. ISBN 9780720122954

This list was generated on Sun Apr 20 18:33:31 2014 BST.