UCL Faculty of Laws


Watch members of UCL Laws discuss Brexit

9 December 2016

Houses of Parliament

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Professor Piet Eeckhout ‘Brexit and Trade Negotiations with the EU’ from University of Notre Dame


Professor Piet Eeckhout on Parliament and Brexit from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.

 On 13 July 2016 UCL Laws hosted ‘Brexit: Legal and Constitutional Requirements’.

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Questions that were addressed included:

  • 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 Can the notice of withdrawal be withdrawn?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 included:

  • 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

This event was generously supported by UCL’s Global Engagement Office

Find out more about UCL Laws and Brexit