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Gordon on Brexit: a challenge for the UK constitution, of the UK constitution?

In October 2016, Michael Gordon, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, specialized in Constitutional law, published an article entitled  “Brexit: a challenge for the UK constitution, of the UK constitution?” in the European Constitutional Law Review. As … Continue reading

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Andreas Auer on a critical view of the EU’s dramatic referendum (in)experience

Andreas Auer, a professor of constitutional law in Switzerland, presents a reflection on anti-European referendums in the Editorial ‘The people have spoken: abide? A critical view of the EU’s dramatic referendum (in)experience’ published in the European Constitutional Law Review (Volume … Continue reading

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Brexit and the UK’s triggering of Article 50 TEU – What happens next?

In June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) decided to leave the European Union (EU) through a referendum initiated by former Prime Minister David Cameron. After the unexpected result of the referendum, he decided to resign and Theresa May became the … Continue reading

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The Brexit debate

This post reflects on an article posted by Osmi Anannya on 4 March 2016 (The Brexit Debate) that opens up for a discussion about the coming referendum and touches upon some of the advantages and disadvantages of potentially leaving the … Continue reading

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Tabarelli on the impact of the EU and the ECHR on parliamentary sovereign regimes

This post reviews Marco Tabarelli’s article The Influence of the EU and the ECHR on ‘Parliamentary Sovereignty Regimes’: Assessing the Impact of European Integration on the British and Swedish Judiciaries (available here) in the European Law Journal, vol. 19, issue … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #14: Referendum on EU matters in the UK in 2017?

David Cameron promised yesterday that Britain will hold a referendum on whether to stay in the EU in 2017. He delivered a speech in London, stating that he is willing to re-negotiate Britain’s EU membership terms if his Conservative party … Continue reading

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UK-led initiative to weaken the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is one of the icons of democracy, liberty and respect for individuals in Europe. The issues of the Court’s jurisdiction are so important that it is a requirement for countries that want to … Continue reading

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