‘Since the referendum on leaving the European Union, many believe that the UK has been brought to the brink of a constitutional crisis, as the government sought to use the royal prerogative to begin ‘Brexit’ without an Act of Parliament. On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court delivered its landmark judgment in R (Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The Court, by a majority of eight to three judges, confirmed the High Court ruling that an Act of Parliament is required for a notice under Article 50(2) of the Treaty of the European Union. The judgment has profound implications for multiple facets of the British constitution, including the nature of constitutional change, intergovernmental relations within the United Kingdom, and relationships between courts, the executive and Parliament.’
Date: 22nd February 2017, 6.00-7.30pm
Location: UCL JZ Young LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Charge: Free, registration required
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