The Constitution in Crisis 2016 | University of Oxford

The Constitution in Crisis 2016

Professor Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
17:30 - 18:30
Wolfson College
Linton Rd
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6UD

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
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.