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Scotland in the World: What Now?

Date: 30th October 2014

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Law School
141 St James Rd, GLASGOW, G4 0LT

Event Details

Time: 18:00-20:00

Venue: University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

This is a joint event organised by BIICL and the University of Strathclyde.

On 18 September 2014 the Scottish people voted "No" to independence. The UK Government and HM Opposition have promised early consultations on increasing Scotland's autonomy on a wide range of matters. Scotland seems set to enter a period of significant political and legal change as a consequence of the referendum experience and what is to come. What impact might this have on Scotland's external relations? Is there scope for "devo-max" in this area? How will it work for Scotland, and for the UK, the EU and the rest of the world?

This expert seminar will discuss the possible benefits and consequences of greater autonomy for Scotland in relation to external affairs, in matters such as the EU and international organisations, international treaties, human rights legal guarantees (as currently derived from the ECHR), the role and identity of the Scottish government in external relations and international law.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


  • Thérèse O'Donnell, Reader in Law, University of Strathclyde
  • Roy Martin QC, Terra Firma Chambers, Edinburgh and 6 Pump Court, London
  • Andrew Tickell, Glasgow Caledonian University


  • Alan Miller, Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission

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This event is free to attend but advance registration is necessary.

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Event convened by Therese O'Donnell, Reader in Law, University of Strathclyde and Jill Barrett, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

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