The Practical Implications of the Brexit Decision for Northern Ireland

We are pleased to share news of this event at QUB.

The School of Law at Queen University Belfast, together with the Centre for Transnational and European Studies, is hosting an open, round-table discussion forum about the “Brexit” (Miller/McCord/Agnew) decisions of the UK Supreme Court, to be released on Tuesday, 24th January, concerning the constitutional requirements to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, in order to kick-start the process of negotiating the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The case will decide the question of whether the triggering of Article 50 TEU can take place under the royal prerogative or requires an Act of Parliament, the issue of the legislative consent of the devolved nations, and (possibly) the involvement of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Brexit disputes.

A number of experts will briefly introduce different perspectives about the practical implications of this critically important case and, in particular, what it means for devolved government in Northern Ireland, relations with the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom, the implications for human rights and the Peace Process, and the role of Northern Ireland in the “Brexit” negotiations.

These interventions will be followed by an extensive period for Questions and Answers, and discussion.  The event will be of particular interest to Northern Ireland politicians, journalists, civil servants, and civil society organisations.

Time and venue: 5.30-8.00pm, Monday 30 January 2017, Moot Court Room, School of Law QUB.

Confirmed speakers: Professor Stephen Tierney (Edinburgh), Professor Brendan O’Leary (U. Penn), Professor John Temple-Lang (TCD), Professor Gordon Anthony (QUB), Professor Christopher McCrudden (QUB), and Professor Dagmar Schiek (QUB).

Please join us in considering the implications of this historic decision.

This event is sponsored by QUB’s School of Law, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Tensions at the Fringes of the European Union”, which is led from the School of Law’s Centre for European and Transnational Legal Studies, and the Human Rights Centre at the School of Law.