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18:00 - 19:30 28 March 2017

Article 50 TEU: Secrets and Lies


Cruciform LT1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed

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Professor Piet Eeckhout, UCL Laws Deputy Dean and UCL European Institute Ac, UCL Laws, Piet Eeckhout studied law (lic.iur.) and European law (lic.Eur.iur – equivalent to LLM) at the University of Ghent, Belgium, where he also obtained his PhD degree. Before joining King’s College London in 1998 he taught at the University of Ghent and at the University of Brussels (VUB). Between 1994 and 1998 he worked in the chambers of Advocate General Jacobs at the European Court of Justice. Professor Eeckhout was Director of the Centre of European Law, at King’s College London, between 1998 and 2012, when he joined UCL. He is co-editor of the Yearbook of European Law, and of the Oxford EU Law Library (both Oxford University Press). He is an associate academic member of Matrix Chambers, London. Professor Eeckhout is a leading authority i

In this lecture, UCL Laws Deputy Dean and UCL European Institute Academic Director, Professor Piet Eeckhout, examines how the process of withdrawing from the EU will unfold as the triggering of Article 50 approaches.

Since the Brexit referendum Article 50 has been on everyone’s lips. Yet what does this short article actually provide for, what are the components and building blocks of the withdrawal process, and how could it unfold? This lecture, based on a paper written with Dr Eleni Frantziou (Westminster), explores what lies ahead. It advocates a reading of Article 50 in line with EU constitutional law principles. There is more to the article than meets the eye, and the lecture will reveal some secrets, and some lies – or ‘alternative facts’.


Cat Balogun
+44 (0)20 3108 8509 | c.balogun@ucl.ac.uk


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