Chatham House Primer: Brexit
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Honorary Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford; Anniversary Chair in Law, Queen Mary University of London; Author, Constitutional Law of the EU
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott is a leading European constitutional law expert. She will outline the legal requirements needed to realize Brexit: explaining the steps necessary to separate the British and EU political and legal orders and highlighting a number of important constitutional implications for the UK.
The talk will cover:
- The Lisbon Treaty: Article 50 and its invocation
- Can Article 50 be stopped once triggered?
- What can and can’t be negotiated?
- Access to the single market and the ‘four freedoms’
- Immigration, asylum and refugee obligations
- The Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights
- Approving the final deal: Qualified majority and veto
- How much UK law comes from the EU and how can these be disentangled?
- Constitutional implications for Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Beyond Article 50: The European Communities Act 1972 and the role of the UK Parliament
About Chatham House Primers
The Chatham House Primer Series is a unique programme of talks designed to bridge the gap between introductory level subject knowledge and a more advanced understanding geared towards practical application, higher-level discussion and policy debate.
With each talk hosted by a leading expert, the Primer series aims to provide the audience with a solid grounding in topics of academic curiosity, key international affairs concepts and the issues behind the news.
This event will be followed by a reception open to all attendees.
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