Lords reject EU referendum call – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2008 in constitutional law, EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“The House of Lords has voted against holding a referendum on the EU Treaty – a day before the Irish Republic’s national ballot on the agreement.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

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Cluster bomb ban treaty is signed – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2008 in news, treaties, weapons by sally

“More than 100 nations, including the UK, have signed a treaty to ban current designs of cluster bombs.”

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BBC News, 30th May 2008

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High court to consider referendum on EU treaty – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in EC law, judicial review, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“A millionaire businessman today won permission for a high court challenge over the government’s refusal to hold a referendum on the EU reform treaty.”

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

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Cherie Blair’s firm hired to stop EU treaty – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in EC law, judicial review, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“One of Britain’s richest men has hired Cherie Blair’s law firm to advise him on a £750,000 High Court battle that could force Gordon Brown to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2008

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Government changes mind on contract rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 8th, 2008 in contracts, EC law, news, treaties by sally

“The UK Government wants to sign up to a European Regulation which would standardise how the law is applied in cross-border contractual disputes, it has said. The Regulation, known as Rome I, replaces existing rules governing such disputes.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2008

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‘Rome I – Should the UK opt in?’ consultation announced – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 3rd, 2008 in EC law, news, treaties by sally

“The government has announced proposals designed to protect the interests of UK businesses operating in Europe.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd April 2008

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Related link: ‘Rome I Should the UK opt in?’ consultation paper (PDF)

UK ‘must adopt disability treaty’ – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, treaties by sally

“The government has been urged by a charity to ratify fully an international treaty on disability.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2008

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Parliament should have final say on EU treaty, say peers – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2008 in EC law, news, treaties by sally

“Parliament should have the final say over whether Britain ‘opts in’ to the most controversial parts of the EU’s Lisbon treaty, an influential group of peers said today.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2008

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EU treaty bill clears the Commons – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2008 in bills, EC law, news, treaties by sally

“The controversial bill which will ratify the Lisbon Treaty has cleared its final Commons stages.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2008

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Ballots add to pressure for treaty referendum – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“Pressure for a national referendum on the Lisbon treaty intensified yesterday when a pressure group announced that more than 150,000 people took part in local ballots on the issue.”

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The Times, 3rd March 2008

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Brown will sign EU treaty in Lisbon – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2007 in EC law, news, treaties by sally

“The prime minister, Gordon Brown, will travel to Portugal on Thursday to sign the controversial EU reform treaty, it was confirmed today.”

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The Guardian, 11th December 2007

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Arms treaty ‘must not be blunted’ – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2007 in armed forces, news, treaties, weapons by sally

“A treaty to ease the supply of military equipment from the US to UK forces must not be ‘blunted’ by over-restrictive regulations, MPs have said.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2007

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MPs demand debate on treaty – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2007 in EC law, news, parliament, treaties by sally

“The deal secured by Gordon Brown on the EU reform treaty is subject to fresh doubts today as a committee of MPs warns that the government has failed in its pledge to retain control of justice and home affairs matters. The European scrutiny committee has demanded a fresh debate on the treaty before it is signed by heads of government because of ‘ambiguous’ wording in the treaty.”

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The Guardian, 27th November 2007

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State of the Union – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 16th, 2007 in constitutional reform, EC law, treaties by sally

“Leaders of the European Union member states will sign a new reform treaty next month. But what are the legal implications of this  landmark agreement for the UK?

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th November 2007

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Paul Lasok: EU referendum would clear air – Legal Week

Posted November 15th, 2007 in EC law, referendums, special report, treaties by sally

“In the UK, treaty-making is a matter for the Crown acting in conjunction with Parliament. The few instances of referendums and the like are insufficient to give rise to a constitutional convention saying that a referendum must be held if a treaty such as the European Union (EU) Reform Treaty is to be ratified. Whether or not there should be a referendum on the EU Reform Treaty is therefore a political rather than a legal question. This is except for the idea once floated by the Conservative Party of holding a referendum after ratification with a view to backing out of the Reform Treaty if it found against it, which does have legal implications. The professed purpose of such a post-ratification referendum is to engineer a breach by the UK of a legally binding promise that it had entered into freely and in accordance with domestic procedures and processes.”

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Legal Week, 15th November 2007

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The Governance of Britain – War Powers and Treaties: Limiting Executive Powers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 26th, 2007 in armed forces, constitutional law, parliament, treaties, war by sally

“This consultation document seeks views on the role of Parliament in decisions to commit the armed forces to armed conflict abroad and on the ratification of treaties. It follows on from the ‘Governance of Britain’ green paper.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk