This talk will explore how a revised Withdrawal Agreement might be obtained (which is not at all likely) and what might happen after a no-deal Brexit, concentrating in particular on citizens’ rights and the rule of law crisis, especially the constitutional aspects.
Since Peter Oliver last spoke about Brexit here in Stockholm a year ago, the situation has spiralled out of control to the point where a no-deal Brexit is now by far the most likely outcome – even though some people will die, hundreds of thousands stand to lose their jobs or businesses and severe shortages of fresh fruit and vegetables are expected. At the same time, extremely serious damage has already been inflicted on parliamentary democracy and the rule of law. This talk will explore how a revised Withdrawal Agreement might be obtained (which is not at all likely) and what might happen after a no-deal Brexit, concentrating in particular on citizens’ rights and the rule of law crisis, especially the constitutional aspects.
Until 2014, Peter Oliver was a Legal Advisor in the European Commission, and was also briefly a référendaire to AG Gordon Slynn and a Visiting Fellow at Yale University. In his last few years in the Commission, he worked on chemicals legislation and the Aarhus Convention. He is a Visiting Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the author of over 80 publications on EU law, including Free Movement of Goods in the European Union (5th ed., Hart Publishing, 2010). His forthcoming book is entitled The Fundamental Rights of Companies – European and US Law Compared (Hart Publishing). He is also a barrister at Monckton Chambers and a member of the French-language Brussels Bar. He has spoken on Brexit on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and on Sky News.
Moderators: Professor Ulf Bernitz & Associate Professor Jaan Paju, Stockholm University
Thursday, 9 December 2019, at 15:00 (refreshments will be served after the seminar)
Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, Stockholms universitet, Biblioteketsbyggnaden, 6th floor
This seminar is organized in collaboration with Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law.