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Citizenship and Free Movement in a Changing EU: Navigating an Archipelago of Contradictions

A shorter version of this paper will appear in Martill, B. and Staiger, U. (eds.) Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Future(s) of Europe, London: UCL Press, 2018, Forthcoming

Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2017/18

16 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2017 Last revised: 24 Oct 2017

Jo Shaw

University of Edinburgh

Date Written: October 13, 2017

Abstract

This paper considers the implications - in relation to legal status of EU citizens and their families (and UK citizens resident in other Member States) - of the UK’s referendum of 23 June 2016, which resulted in a vote to leave the EU. The focus is on the types of solutions that are being explored by the UK and EU in the context of the withdrawal negotiations under Article 50 TEU to deal with the acquired rights of individuals and families. It also touches upon the consequences in terms of national citizenship, as well as EU free movement law, that may arise if the Member States explore creative solutions to an unprecedented situation.

Keywords: Brexit, Article 50, withdrawal, United Kingdom, free movement, citizenship, European Citizenship

Suggested Citation

Shaw, Jo, Citizenship and Free Movement in a Changing EU: Navigating an Archipelago of Contradictions (October 13, 2017). A shorter version of this paper will appear in Martill, B. and Staiger, U. (eds.) Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Future(s) of Europe, London: UCL Press, 2018, Forthcoming; Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2017/18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3052261

Jo Shaw (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
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Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

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