Brexit and the recent High Court decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union have raised many challenging questions on the powers of the executive, the principal of Parliament sovereignty and the future of human rights in the UK. For instance, is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty irrevocable? What would it mean for the process of leaving the EU if Article 50 is revocable? Does the European Communities Act 1972 create statutory rights in the UK? What are the extent of the executive’s prerogative power? Does triggering Article 50 require Parliamentary approval?
Alison Young, Paul Craig, Timothy Endicott and Nick Barber (University of Oxford) will be be discussing these and other pressing questions in a conversation on Brexit’s impact on the UK’s legal landscape.
This event is being co-hosted with the Oxford Human Rights Hub, the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights and the Public Law Discussion Group.