Can the UK Breach the Withdrawal Agreement and Get Away With It?

Kenneth Armstrong, Professor of European Law at University of Cambridge, analyses the recently published United Kingdom Internal Market Bill in this post. He assesses the compatibility of the Bill with the Withdrawal Agreement, and considers the legal consequences of a Bill inconsistent with the Agreement. Continue reading Can the UK Breach the Withdrawal Agreement and Get Away With It?

The Impact of Brexit on Global Treaty Relations

Dr. Joris Larik, Assistant Professor of Comparative, EU and International Law at Leiden University, discusses the impact of Brexit on global treaty relations and sheds light on the emerging practice to date, showing that Brexit has spawned the creation of numerous new international legal materials. Continue reading The Impact of Brexit on Global Treaty Relations

Brexit and parliament: where did it all go wrong?

Meg Russell, Director of the UCL Constitution Unit and Professor of British and Comparative Politics at UCL, examines the four factors which contributed to the parliamentary ‘perfect storm’ over Brexit, concluding that ‘parliament’ largely got the blame for divisions inside the Conservative Party. Continue reading Brexit and parliament: where did it all go wrong?

National Courts Cannot Override CJEU Judgments

A joint statement by Piet Eeckhout (UCL), R. Daniel Kelemen (Rutgers University), Federico Fabbrini (Dublin City University), Laurent Pech, (Middlesex University) and Renata Uitz (Central European University) defending the EU legal order. The statement, originally published on Verfassungsblog, was published in multiple languages in major newspapers across Europe: The Irish Times (Ireland) El País (Spain) Jutarnji (Croatia) Sole 24 Ore (Italy) – print only Rzeczpospolita … Continue reading National Courts Cannot Override CJEU Judgments

The EU should be concerned about the UK’s plans to rule out an extension to the transition period

Piet Eeckhout, Dean of UCL Laws and Academic Director of the UCL European Institute, argues that the Government’s plans to enshrine in law that the transition period can’t be extended could be both legally and politically problematic.  The government is proposing to add a new clause to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which will exclude an extension of the transition period. This would enshrine in UK … Continue reading The EU should be concerned about the UK’s plans to rule out an extension to the transition period