Countdown to the Referendum: EU Law and UK Sovereignty


‘Countdown to the Referendum’ is a series of free downloadable articles by Matrix that will explore a number of legal topics surrounding the UK referendum on 23 June 2016. Over the coming weeks, our experts at Matrix will cover the legal enforceability of the recent EU settlement, election law issues and the referendum process, claims of EU “over-regulation”, how Brexit will impact Scotland, and immigration and security issues. Authors will include Nick Armstrong, Claire Darwin, Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon), Gavin Millar QC, Aidan O’Neill QC, Nick Randall QC, Mark Summers QC, Rhodri Thompson QC, Professor Takis Tridimas and Angeline Welsh.

Our first article, written by Rhodri Thompson QC will consider the impact of EU law on the ‘sovereignty’ of the United Kingdom and its Parliament. The article analyses the concept of sovereignty and the consequences that a UK exit from the EU would have on this debate.

For further information on this topic, see Britain, the EU and the Sovereignty Myth report by Chatham House and the Lawyers – In for Britain report.

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