Brexit

In a referendum on 23 June 2016, a majority of the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. On 29 March 2017, the UK Government triggered Article 50 TFEU, which then begun the two-year negotiation period that has been the highlight of the UK's political climate for the past year. The UK will officially leave the EU on 29 March 2019.

This section aims to equip students with the knowledge and understanding necessary to connect this phenomenon with their EU Law (both EU Constitutional Law as well as EU Internal Market Law) and UK Law studies. This website, however, aims to focus on the former. A thorough understanding of Brexit and its impacts is crucial both in your studies and future employment. To achieve this, students need to actively seek resources, both from a legal and political perspective and think critically. It is important that you keep up to date with the most recent news about Brexit. We recommend using external sources such as: BBC, The Financial Times, etc.

Undoubtedly, Brexit will result in several changes in UK law. One particular area that has been the worry of many is free movement rights previously held by UK citizens. If you are studying EU Constitutional Law, the main issues considered will revolve around the applicability of EU law, the principles of direct effect, supremacy, etc. There will be a two-year transitional period after March 2019 where there will still be retained EU law in the UK.