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Robert Craig: Why an Act of Parliament Would Be Required to Revoke Notification under Article 50

The possibility of the UK revoking its Article 50 notice is hitting the headlines. The Prime Minister was asked last Monday in Parliament if she had received legal advice that … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 6 Comments

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Can Brexit Be Stopped under EU Law?

Ominous clouds are gathering and the terrain underfoot increasingly resembles a quagmire on the Brexiteers’ ‘sunlit uplands’. The latest reminders that the reality will be significantly different from their utopia … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 10 Comments

Merris Amos: Red Herrings and Reductions: Human Rights and the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Introduction When Parliament resumes next week, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will be entering its Committee stage in the House of Commons. Whilst a variety of issues were raised during the … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Oliver Butler: The Data Protection Bill and Public Authority Powers to Process Personal Data: Resurrecting Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009?

The Data Protection Bill currently before Parliament substantially resurrects the controversial clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009. Careful scrutiny of this provision is needed and it must … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

Gordon Downie: Brexit: What to Make of Directives?

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill seems to make no clear provision for EU Directives to play a role in the UK domestic legal scene following Brexit. The UK Government ought … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Issues Interim Report on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

In an interim report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has said that the “political, legal and constitutional significance of the Bill is unparalleled”. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Henry VIII Comes to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Other Devolution Questions in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Introductory As the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ of rhetoric becomes the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill of reality, the scale of the task facing Parliament – predicted by academic and practitioner commentators … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 4 Comments