The Constitution in Crisis 2016 | University of Oxford

The Constitution in Crisis 2016

Speaker
Professor Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Rd
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Following the High Court ruling that the government, under a centuries-old Royal Prerogative, does not have the power to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU, MPs have claimed that we are entering a full-blown constitutional crisis.

In this lecture, Professor Denis Galligan will set out the principles of Britain's unwritten or uncodified constitution, and assess the implications for the ongoing dispute over the role of parliament in deciding the terms of the UK's post-Referendum future.