A new book launching in Cambridge today explores the parliamentary convention intended to allow MPs a vote on military action. The authors say that the intervention in Syria provides just the latest of several ‘exceptions’ – chipping away further at a convention that may no longer meaningfully exist.
On 30 March, the day after the 'triggering' of Article 50 began the official Brexit process, a group of University of Cambridge lawyers, economists, historians and tax experts gathered in Peterhouse.
Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law, posted a number of tweets yesterday extracting key paragraphs from the Government’s White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill and offering some preliminary thoughts.
In a landmark constitutional judgment handed down today, the High Court has put a stumbling block in the way of the Prime Minister’s plan to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017. Professor Kenneth Armstrong from the Centre for European Legal Studies goes through the ruling.
Brexit: Listen to experts from Cambridge and beyond discuss how, why and what next for Brexit Britain02 Nov 2016
Listen to some of the talks that were given as part of the University's 'Brexit Week' series, which took place from 18 - 22 October.
In this video, Professor Mark Elliott from the Faculty of Law discusses some of the key legal points that will be critical in the Brexit process.
Cambridge law professor says Article 50 is the only legal mechanism for Brexit, countering assertions by Vote Leave ‘roadmap’ that Article 50 is “not the sole lawful means”. He says the roadmap’s proposals for ‘emergency’ legislation during exit negotiations could actually diminish rather than restore Westminster’s sovereignty.
Public lectures this month cast light on Britain's constitutional past and its complex relationship with Europe.
As the referendum on Scottish independence approaches in 2014, new research shows how a founding father of constitutional law in the United Kingdom was advocating a referendum at the height of the Victorian age. His hope was that it would hold the Union together despite parliamentary initiatives to establish Home Rule in Ireland.