Brexit: Legal & Constitutional Requirements

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Title: Brexit: Legal & Constitutional Requirements
Dates: Wednesday, 13th July 2016
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (BST)
Location: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.
More details: http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/event/brexit

Description:

Brexit: Legal & Constitutional Requirements

Following the result of the referendum, the country is about to embark on a process of leaving the EU. In these difficult moments, it is crucial that this process is in accordance with legal and constitutional requirements. The constitutional framework governing Brexit needs to be laid out clearly, and with precision, for the benefit of both the people and government officials.

The UCL Faculty of Laws is hosting a public event on the constitutional implications of Brexit. Constitutional and European law experts from UCL will discuss what the legal constraints are on the process of leaving the European Union, and how they might influence the process of negotiations and the UK’s future relations with the EU.

Questions that will be addressed include:

  • Is Parliamentary approval needed for triggering article 50?
  • What role should Parliament have in the Brexit process?
  • Can and should there be exit negotiations with the EU before the triggering of article 50?
  • What are the possible options after article 50 has been triggered? Can the notice of withdrawal be withdrawn?
  • What are the options for future relations with the EU?
  • How will Brexit affect areas of UK law that have been heavily dependent on EU law?
  • How will Brexit affect the constitutional dimension of devolution?

Introduction by Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC (Hon), Dean of UCL Laws.

Chaired by Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Commentator and Journalist.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Piet Eeckhout (UCL Laws), Professor of EU Law
  • Dr Tom Hickman (UCL Laws), Reader in Public Law
  • Professor Jeff King (UCL Laws), Professor of Law
  • Professor George Letsas (UCL Laws), Professor of the Philosophy of Law
  • Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws), Reader in Labour Law & Human Rights
  • Dr Ronan McCrea (UCL Laws), Senior Lecturer in EU and Constitutional Law



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