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Michael-James Clifton: Parliament’s Role in Withdrawing from the EEA, and Difficulties in Ratifying the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement

Introduction The importance and role of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement has often been overlooked. Yet, as the UK exits the European Union, the question of the UK’s desired … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Michael-James Clifton: The UK’s Creative Ambiguity towards the EEA: Immediate and Future Relationship Problems

Introduction The importance and role of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement has often been overlooked. Yet, as the UK exits the European Union, the question of the UK’s desired … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jack Simson Caird and Ellis Paterson: Could the UK Courts Disapply Domestic Legislation to Enforce the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland?

If the Withdrawal Agreement is approved, then Parliament will be asked to legislate to give domestic legal effect to its content through the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. One of the … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 1 Comment

Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson: Deleting the Administrative State?

A key public law discussion in recent months concerns the vast number of statutory instruments (SIs) government is using to implement Brexit. Initially, it was said by government that c.800-1,000 … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Lewis Graham: Hallam v Secretary of State: Under What Circumstances Can the Supreme Court Depart from Strasbourg Authority?

The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in R (Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 2. It is an important and complex judgment, featuring seven separate … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Adams: Prisoners’ Voting Rights: Case Closed?

On 6 December 2018, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe closed the supervision of the prisoners’ voting rights cases against the United Kingdom (UK) and adopted final … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Stephen Laws: Why a Money Resolution with Queen’s Recommendation Is Required for a Bill for the Postponing or Cancelling of “Exit Day”

In a post on this blog yesterday, Andrew Denny argued that I was wrong to suggest that a money resolution, with Crown recommendation, would be needed under the Standing Orders … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment