Vereinigtes Königreich

  • 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…

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  • 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

    …. The UK Tory Party owes Ruth Davidson a lot. She has effectively allowed them to maintain their hold on power in the UK in this last election. By de-toxifying the Tory brand in Scotland – a task that would have been thought impossible just five years ago – she wrested 12 seats from the SNP to produce a total of 13 Tory MPs from Scotland. If she…

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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!- 156 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 -


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