EU citizenship: all at sea? – New Law Journal

‘Jonathan Kingham explores the UK’s ‘offer’ on residency for EU citizens.’

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New Law Journal, 21st July 2017

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Dispute Resolution Post-Exit – Henderson Chambers

‘Both sides to the negotiations have already taken positions on the mechanisms for dispute settlement under the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from, and its future relationship with, the EU. As with other aspects of the negotiations, we have to hope that more flexibility will be shown on this issue, once the hard bargaining begins, than has seemed evident in the preparatory stage.’

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Henderson Chambers, 24th June 2017

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Colin Harvey and Daniel Holder: The Great Repeal Bill and the Good Friday Agreement – Cementing a Stalemate or Constitutional Collision Course? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘As predicted, Brexit is proving to be profoundly destabilising for the peace process and the constitutional politics of Northern Ireland. An outcome that lacks the consent of the people of Northern Ireland (a majority voted to remain) is re-opening fundamental questions about future relationships across these islands. We argue that this constitutional mess has potentially created a ‘perfect storm’, and leaves many here struggling with the troubling consequences.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 6th June 2017

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Video Link Evidence in the Commercial Court: Potential Pitfalls – Hardwicke Chambers

‘In the 21st century commercial practitioners often approach the question of whether the court will hear evidence by video link as one of practicality. Questions they will commonly ask themselves include the following: will the witness be in London during the trial timetable? Will the witness be able to find time (and obtain consent from a current employer) to fly to London? Where physically could the video evidence be given and is that a suitable location? How sure can the court be that the witness is not receiving clandestine assistance “off-camera”? How secure is the video link and what is the sound and picture quality? Indeed in preparing a case that involves a number of witnesses who live and work overseas the possibility of live video evidence may well feature in trial preparation as a necessity rather than an option.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 27th March 2017

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Christina Lienen: Why the Implications of ‘No Deal’ Are No Mere ‘Exercise in Guesswork’ – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Theresa May is to trigger Article 50 on 29 March 2017, kicking off the two-year negotiation period during which the relationship between the UK and the EU will be redefined. On 12 March the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee published their ninth report of the current session: ‘Article 50 negotiations: Implications of ‘no deal’’. This is the first Select Committee publication focusing specifically on the implications faced by the UK in the event of a ‘no deal’ situation, with reference to a range of different sectors, policy areas and circumstances. Last week the concerns raised in the report as to the Government’s position or rather the apparent lack thereof regarding ‘no deal’ implications seemed to be confirmed when the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union made headlines telling the Brexit Select Committee that the Government had done no economic assessment of the possible effects of a “no deal” scenario. On 24 January 2017, similar remarks were made when Davis said that there were so many different things to assess, considering implications of ‘no deal’ would be ‘nothing more than an exercise in guesswork at this stage’. In this post I will highlight the most interesting points raised in the report which go to show that, contrary to what the Government suggests, it is actually both possible and vital to assess what areas require particular attention and what challenges this would bring. Beyond the question of ‘no deal’ implications, there are various aspects that the report touches upon which would benefit from academic discussion.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 24th March 2017

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

Impact of Brexit on legal services “a cause for concern”, justice committee says – Legal Futures

‘The justice select committee has described the impact of Brexit on legal services as “a cause for concern, but not hyberbole”, in a report published today.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd March 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley Point – The Guardian

‘A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries over the project.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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MPs urge government to preserve access to European legal services market – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in international relations, legal services, markets, news, select committees by sally

‘Preserving access to the single market in legal services is among the reasons why the government urgently needs to set out a vision for trade with the EU following Brexit, MPs say today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th March 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Top lawyers warn of human rights crisis after Brexit – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in EC law, human rights, international relations, news by sally

‘Leading lawyers and legal experts are warning that Brexit could trigger a human rights crisis in the UK that threatens to have a ‘domino effect’ across Europe.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2017

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The government’s Brexit white paper: a missed opportunity – The Constitution Unit

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in EC law, international relations, news, parliamentary papers, referendums, treaties by sally

‘On 2 February the government published its white paper on Brexit, which was intended to provide further detail regarding the overall aims the government would be pursuing once Article 50 has been triggered. Nick Wright assesses this document, concluding that whilst it does expand on some of Theresa May’s key pledges set out in the Lancaster House speech in several areas it remains unclear exactly what the government is seeking. One example of this is the idea of a UK-EU strategic partnership, which is proposed in the white paper but not expanded on. Overall, it is hard not to see the white paper as a missed opportunity.’

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The Constitution Unit, 20th February 2017

Source: www.constitution-unit.com

The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper – Official Publications

Posted February 8th, 2017 in EC law, international relations, parliamentary papers, referendums, treaties by tracey

‘This White Paper provides Parliament and the country with a clear vision of what we are seeking to achieve in negotiating our exit from, and new partnership with, the European Union.’

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Official Publications, 2nd February 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

Date set for court challenge to ban British arms sales to Saudi Arabia – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2016 in international relations, news, Saudi Arabia, war crimes, weapons by sally

‘A date has been set for a High Court court challenge that could halt British arms sales to Saudi Arabia – amid mounting accusations the country is committing war crimes’

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The Independent, 28th October 2016

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The breaking down of the European Convention on Human Rights, and the UK’s responsibility – George Stafford – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 5th, 2016 in EC law, human rights, international relations, news, referendums by tracey

‘Numerous members of the new Government have stated that they want a greater role in the world for a post-Brexit UK, rather than a diminished one. If the Government is to be diplomatically resurgent, what sort of challenges might it wish to confront?.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd August 2016

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Brexit: the fallout – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 29th, 2016 in EC law, international relations, news, referendums by sally

‘An ironic Gallic shrug to the question on all our lips: OK so what now? The referendum debate is just getting under way. It may seem a little late but the chanteuse has yet to enter the stage to sing the final aria so nothing is concluded. Real politick has yet to stamp its mark on the concept of exiting the EU. In the meantime the Gods are laughing at the mayhem caused within the establishment by the vote.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 28th June 2016

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Secret court hearing to rule on Foreign Office’s evaluation of human rights – The Guardian

‘A three-year battle by the Foreign Office (FCO) to keep secret how diplomatic issues colour its human rights decisions reached its climax on Thursday, in a court case that was itself largely held in secret at the insistence of the security services.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

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The Koh-i-Noor diamond affair shows ‘returning’ relics is never simple – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2015 in artistic works, international relations, news, theft by sally

‘No one wants to open the floodgates by establishing a principle that everything plundered must be repatriated. But one court case could do just that.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2015

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Limits of judicial review in international relations underlined – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 5th, 2015 in human rights, international relations, judicial review, news, Sudan by sally

‘How far are the courts willing to go to intervene in matters of foreign affairs in order to protect human rights? Spoiler: they’re not.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd October 2015

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David Cameron rules out slavery reparation during Jamaica visit – BBC News

‘David Cameron has ruled out making reparations for Britain’s role in the historic slave trade and urged Caribbean countries to “move on”.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2015

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UK sets up international anti-corruption agency – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 14th, 2015 in corruption, international relations, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘A new anti-corruption unit is being set up in the UK, under the direction of the National Crime Agency.’

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OUT-LAW.com., 13th August 2015

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Britain to pass new law to protect Middle Eastern artefacts from Isil – Daily Telegraph

‘ Britain will pass a new law to commit Britain to protecting cultural artefacts during armed conflicts in the wake of the destruction wrought by the so-called Islamic State on ancient ruins in Iraq and Syria. John Whittingdale, the Culture secretary, said the destruction was a “shocking threat to the world’s heritage and an affront to our common human values”.

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk