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18:00 - 19:30 8 October 2013

'Your power to veto EU changes'? Implications of the referendum provisions in the European Union Act


UCL Faculty of Laws Moot Court | Bentham House (link Map)
Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor Paul Craig, Professor of English Law and Fellow of St. John, Oxford
Professor Robert Hazell, Professor of British Politics & Government, and Di, UCL
Professor Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory, University of, Edinburgh

The UK's European Union Act 2011 has instituted procedures designed to curtail the ability of Ministers and of the UK Parliament itself to approve certain decisions involving the extension or alteration of EU treaty rights or powers, or the taking of EU decisions under existing powers, unless such action is supported by a popular UK-wide referendum. As Foreign Secretary William Hague put it, “Now you have the power to veto EU changes”. These 'referendum lock' provisions have implications for the British constitution as well as for the UK's role in the EU. Three of Britain's leading constitutional and EU law scholars will discuss these implications in a stimulating debate, with considerable time devoted to discussion afterwards.

Part of the UCL 'Britain and Europe' seminar series


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+44 (0)7679 8737 | european.institute@ucl.ac.uk


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