Vereinigtes Königreich

  • Can Brexit be stopped under EU Law?

    … specific authority in support, on the status of an ‘intention’ under EU law. However, even were intention to have an autonomous meaning under EU law, there are good reasons to believe that the legally relevant act under Art. 50 is not ‘intention’ but ‘notification’. Only a formal and clear act of notification can provide the requisite certainty…

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  • Dispute Resolution after Brexit

    … When setting out her priorities for the Brexit negotiations in a speech at Lancaster House in January, Theresa May promised to ‘bring an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Britain.’ This forcefully formulated ‘red line’ turned into a headache for the British negotiators as it was both somewhat misconceived – the ECJ’s…

    Tobias Lock/ Verfassungsblog- 98 Leser -


  • One year after the Brexit Referendum: More, Fewer or No Referendums in Europe?

    … One year after the much-discussed Brexit referendum of 26 June 2016 ‒ and the European political and constitutional landscape is marked by questions concerning the desirability of referendums. The controversial Turkish constitutional referendum of 16 April 2017 is evidence, and so are calls for a referendum ratifying the Brexit deal…

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  • First Thoughts on the UK General Election Result 2017

    … 1. Any kind of formal co-operative pact between the UK Conservative Party and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is Faustian and will undoubtedly very quickly destroy whatever is left of Theresa May’s reputation and career as PM. It will also further re-toxify the Tories, polarise politics in England (and I mean England), and re…

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  • Die Verfassung des Vereinigten Königreichs

    … Man hört häufig die Theorie, Großbritannien, genauer gesagt: das Vereinigte Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, habe keine Verfassung. Dabei stellen sich jedem Juristen die Nackenhaare auf. Denn jeder Staat hat eine Verfassung. Als „Verfassung“ bezeichnet man im Grunde nur den politischen Zustand eines Landes, also die Frage, wie es…

    Sie hören von meinem Anwalt!- 159 Leser -
  • The Singapore Silver Bullet

    … According to the Daily Telegraph, “Brexit has received a significant boost” after a “landmark ruling” of the European Court of Justice on the EU-Singapore trade agreement. The Times of London stated yesterday that the Court’s ruling “smooths the way for a Brexit trade deal without veto”. The Guardian declared that the Luxembourg judgment “raised…

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  • Brexit Lawsuits, But Not As You Know Them

    … Calling in the lawyers is becoming a frequent response to the challenges of Brexit. While court actions on matters of constitutional law are well known, there is another, less publicised, avenue of legal resistance. Let us consider the case of foreign financial firms that established themselves in the City of London to take advantage of the UK’s…

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  • The Taming of Control – the Great Repeal Bill

    … After a nine-month hiatus, Brexit is now underway. On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May sent the European Council President Donald Tusk a letter notifying the European Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union in terms of Article 50(2) TEU. The very next day, Theresa May’s Secretary of State…

    Kenneth Armstrong/ Verfassungsblog- 49 Leser -


  • Limiting the Constitutional Space of Scotland and Northern Ireland

    … During the weekend, there have been reports suggesting that Nicola Sturgeon will be soon calling a second Scottish independence referendum. Such development will mean that her Government somehow abandons the idea of a differentiated Brexit. Such idea was developed in the December White Paper which advocated that Scotland could remain in the EU…

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