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Brexit: Legal & Constitutional Requirements

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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 Can the notice of withdrawal be withdrawn?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

For further information please visit:

UCL Faculty of Laws

The Constitution Unit

UCL European Institute

UCL Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy



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