As the UK stands poised to leave the European Union at the end of March 2019, this meeting has been convened to assist parliamentarians in grappling with the large number of complex political and constitutional questions that must be navigated in order to ensure that Brexit is compatible with principles of the Rule of Law.
The meeting will focus on the impact of the Brexit Agreements on citizens' rights, the role of the courts and Parliament, common rulebooks and Northern Ireland. The expert speakers for the meeting are:
•Professor Alison Young, Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge
•Dr Sylvia de Mars, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle
•Sir Stephen Laws KCB QC, First Parliamentary Counsel 2006-2012
•Paul Hardy, Brexit Director DLA Piper, Senior Legal Adviser to the House of Lords EU Committee 2014-2017
In advance of the meeting the Centre has produced a report, The Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration- A Preliminary Rule of Law Analysis, which details significant rule of law considerations ahead of the publication of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.
Those interested in attending should contact Michael Abiodun Olatokun, Coordinator of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rule of Law, here.