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? How will worker’s rights be protected without the driving force of the EU? How can we continue to ensure robust equality and non-discrimination guarantees?
Alison Young (University of Oxford) and Paul Craig (University of Oxford), who have blogged for the OxHRH extensively on these issues and Timothy Endicott (University of Oxford) 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. Given that the Supreme Court’s decision on Miller is due to be released in early 2017, this will be an invaluable opportunity to consider and reflect on the latest developments on Brexit.
This event is being co-hosted with the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, the Public Law Discussion Group and the Programme for the Foundations of Constitutional Law and Government.