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Paul Craig: The Withdrawal Bill, Status and Supremacy

The House of Lords Constitution Committee’s Report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, HL Paper 69, is a valuable document, with many important insights and recommendations for improvements to the … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Michael Ford and Phil Syrpis: Retained EU law in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill: A Reaction to the House of Lords Constitution Committee Report

On 29 January the House of Lords Constitution Committee delivered a withering assessment of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, describing it as ‘fundamentally flawed from a constitutional perspective in multiple ways’. … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jack Simson Caird: Parliament and the Withdrawal Agreement: The “Meaningful Vote”

Since the UK Government began negotiations over the withdrawal agreement under Article 50, questions have been raised about how Parliament will approve and implement the final agreement. The Government’s stated … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Ronan McCrea: Brexit EU Citizenship Rights of UK Nationals and the Court of Justice

Quite a stir has been generated by the decision of a Dutch court to make a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union on the issue of … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 4 Comments

Leah Trueblood: The Merits and Meaning of a ‘Second’ Referendum

Introduction: Multiple votes, one referendum Even before the vote on 23 June 2016, questions were raised about the possibility of a ‘second’ referendum. I place the term ‘second’ in inverted … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 4 Comments

Javier Garcia Oliva: Establishing a Legally and Politically Acceptable Regional President for Catalonia: The Quest Continues

Anyone accustomed to walking in rugged terrain knows the feeling of anticipating reaching the summit, only to discover that what appeared to be the brow of the hill is, in … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 3 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: Sovereignty or Supremacy? Lords Constitution Committee Reports on EU (Withdrawal) Bill

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today issues its main report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This follows the preliminary and interim reports on the Bill that the Committee … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 4 Comments