Brexit’s Bogeyman: The Much-Maligned Court of Justice of the European Union

Fear stalks the debate on the UK’s membership of the EU. But just as Michael Gove accuses the Remain campaign of treating the UK’s voters “like mere children” by attempting to scare them off the possibility of Brexit, in the very same speech he conjures up the dark spectre Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and its insidious plans to dominate the UK’s legal systems.

Colin Murray takes a look at one of Michael Gove’s key interventions into the EU referendum debates at the Political Studies Association blog.

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Article: Constitutionally Questioned: UK Debates, International Law, and Northern Ireland

This comment from Aoife O’Donoghue and Ben Warwick in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly examines the proposed UK constitutional changes proffered following the no-vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum from an international legal perspective. With a particular focus on the implications for Northern Ireland, this piece considers the implications of further devolution, proposed federalism, changes to the UK’s relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, modifications of relations with the EU and the implications of change to the relationship with the Republic of Ireland. In looking at these issues through the lens of international law this comment brings a fresh perspective to questions of constitutional change for Northern Ireland.

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Response to Northern Ireland Affairs Committee ‘Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum’ inquiry (February 2016)

The project team (Sylvia de Mars, Colin Murray, Aoife O’Donoghue, and Ben Warwick) responded to a recent inquiry of the Commons Select Committee, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. A summary of the key points can be found below. The full response is here.

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