Brexit, Rights and Devolution

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Katie Boyle

University of Stirling - School of Law

Alan Greene

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Darren Harvey

University of Edinburgh - School of Law

Davor Jancic

Queen Mary University of London

Amanda Kramer

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law

Tobias Lock

Maynooth University Department of Law

Kasey L. McCall-Smith

University of Edinburgh School of Law

Nina Miller

Independent

Niall O'Connor

University of Essex

Pritchard Huw

Cardiff University

Anni Pues

University of Glasgow

Kirsteen Shields

University of Dundee, School of Law

Adrienne Yong

The City Law School of City University London

Rebecca Zahn

University of Strathclyde Law School

Date Written: January 24, 2019

Abstract

This report records the final meeting and roundtable of the Brexit and Rights Engagement Network (BREN) on Friday 7 December 2018 at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London. Attendees at the roundtable included network members, fellow academics, representatives of the UK Government, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, law firms, civil society, and NGOs.

This roundtable followed two successful roundtables held at Edinburgh and Belfast earlier in the year. It combined the topics of both and brought all available network members together. The purpose of the roundtable was to ignite debate amongst legal scholars and policy makers, and others working in a rights and devolution environment relating to interpretation, adjudication and enforcement of rights in the lead up to, and following “Brexit Day,” (29 March 2019).

This report is split into four sections mirroring the programme of the day. Part A considers the adjudication of EU rights, but also their enforcement under the 2018 Act and the Withdrawal Agreement. Part B is dedicated to the same broad theme but focuses on ‘options for the post-Brexit future’. Part C deals with possible development and opportunities as far as rights and devolution are concerned; and Part D shows how Brexit affects the devolution settlement.

Keywords: Brexit; Human Rights; Devolution; Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; EU Law; Judicial Review; Social Rights

Suggested Citation

Boyle, Katie and Greene, Alan and Harvey, Darren and Jancic, Davor and Kramer, Amanda and Lock, Tobias and McCall-Smith, Kasey L. and Miller, Nina and O'Connor, Niall and Huw, Pritchard and Pues, Anni and Shields, Kirsteen and Yong, Adrienne and Zahn, Rebecca, Brexit, Rights and Devolution (January 24, 2019). Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2019/06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3321685 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3321685

Katie Boyle

University of Stirling - School of Law ( email )

Airthrey Castle, School of Law
University Stirling
Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
United Kingdom

Alan Greene

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Darren Harvey

University of Edinburgh - School of Law ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

Davor Jancic

Queen Mary University of London ( email )

Mile End Road
Mile End
London, E1 4NS
United Kingdom
+442078823166 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/staff/jancic.html

Amanda Kramer

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland

Tobias Lock (Contact Author)

Maynooth University Department of Law ( email )

Maynooth, County Kildare
Ireland

Kasey L. McCall-Smith

University of Edinburgh School of Law ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/people/kaseymccallsmith

Nina Miller

Independent

No Address Available

Niall O'Connor

University of Essex ( email )

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

Pritchard Huw

Cardiff University ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Anni Pues

University of Glasgow ( email )

Adam Smith Business School
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8LE
United Kingdom

Kirsteen Shields

University of Dundee, School of Law ( email )

Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4HN
United Kingdom

Adrienne Yong

The City Law School of City University London ( email )

London, EC1V OHB
United Kingdom

Rebecca Zahn

University of Strathclyde Law School ( email )

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow 1XQ, Scotland G1 1XQ
United Kingdom

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