Rapid Response Briefing: After Lisbon - Opprobrium or Opportunity?
The aim of this Rapid Response Briefing held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law on 1 July 2008 was to explore the effects of Ireland's recent 'no' vote on both the Treaty of Lisbon and which elements in the Treaty could be moved forward without ratification.
Chaired by Professor Margot Horspool of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, proceedings were opened by Professor Dermot Cahill of Bangor University. The first speaker was Michael Connarty MP, Labour Member of UK Parliament - Linlithgow and East Falkirk Constituency, Scotland and Chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons, followed by Professor Alan Dashwood of Cambridge University. The final speaker was Professor Steve Peers from the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.
For a full report of the evening's proceedings, click here.