Guest Lecture - How will Brexit Happen? Legal Questions Faced by the UK

Guest Lecture - How will Brexit Happen? Legal Questions Faced by the UK
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A free public lecture.

Admission FREE, no booking required.

Abstract:

In a referendum held in the UK on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating electorate voted to leave the European Union. The number of legal questions raised by the referendum are breathtaking. This presentation tackles three of them: First, it discusses questions of UK constitutional law involved in deciding to leave the Union, namely the role of referenda, sovereignty of Parliament, the scope of the royal prerogative and devolution. Second, the basic EU law rules concerning the withdrawal process as contained in Art. 50 of the TEU will be presented. These involve issues such as the start of the negotiations, their content, length, how they will be conducted and whether the UK can conclude trade agreements during the Art. 50 negotiations process. Finally, the "fallback" option - the status of the UK in the WTO will be covered.

Speaker
Dr. Holger Hestermeyer
Hosted by
School of Law
Venue
New King's NK1
Contact

Suzi Warren
Research, Commercial and Events Secretary
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 273421
Email: smjwarren@abdn.ac.uk