Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law and Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, unpacks the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill to demonstrate how it breaches the UK government’s obligation under international law. Continue reading The Internal Market Bill – A Perfect Constitutional Storm
Dr. René Wolfsteller, Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, sheds light on the UK government’s refusal to formally commit to continued adherence of the ECHR. He argues that lack of public support, and persistent contestation of the HRA and ECHR, are the product of the UK’s constitutional structure and political nationalists setting a culture war on Europe. Continue reading Contested Justice: Brexit, Human Rights and the Culture War on Europe
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?
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
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?