The Great Repeal Bill: What will happen to accrued rights to claim Francovich damages? – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in bills, damages, EC law, human rights, news, repeals by sally

‘In the Miller litigation, the UK Government placed considerable weight upon its intention to enact a “Great Repeal Bill”. As the Supreme Court understood it, such a Bill would “…repeal the 1972 Act and, wherever practical, it will convert existing EU law into domestic law at least for a transitional period” (see the majority judgment at ¶34, see also ¶¶94, 263). Now that the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has been published, it appears that Francovich damages are an important exception to this intention.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 3rd October 2017