‘Unchartered’ Waters: Fundamental Rights, Brexit and the (Re)constitution of the Employment Law Hierarchy of Norms

Dr Niall O’Connor, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has authored an article exploring the consequences of Brexit for the constitutional status of the employment rights found in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter). The decision of the British people to leave the European Union (EU) raises foundational questions for many … Continue reading ‘Unchartered’ Waters: Fundamental Rights, Brexit and the (Re)constitution of the Employment Law Hierarchy of Norms

‘Milk-shaking’ political figures and irresponsible advertising

Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 2 October 2019, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising watchdog, banned a promotional tweet on Burger King’s Twitter page on the grounds that it condoned anti-social behaviour. Background In May 2019, a 32-year-old man launched a milkshake at Nigel Farage, the Brexit … Continue reading ‘Milk-shaking’ political figures and irresponsible advertising

To Prorogue or Not?

Theodore Konstadinides, Professor of Law, University of Essex and Charilaos Nikolaidis, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex have published a new piece on the Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.The authors consider what the UK constitution permits in circumstances where Parliament is in effect prevented from carrying out its duties in holding the government … Continue reading To Prorogue or Not?

Workshop on ‘Brexit: Regulatory Challenges for Business Law’

10 May 2019 10.00am - 5.00pm University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will result in far-reaching, significant consequences for the regulatory spheres of both the UK and the remaining Member States. Even after the completion of the withdrawal process, EU laws will still impact businesses operating in … Continue reading Workshop on ‘Brexit: Regulatory Challenges for Business Law’

Article 50 can be revoked: here’s what it means for Brexit

  Carlo Petrucci, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex *This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.   Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union can be divided into two parts. The first recognises the right of a member state to withdraw from the European Union. … Continue reading Article 50 can be revoked: here’s what it means for Brexit