Implications of the Brexit Supreme Court decision

Date & time
5.30–6.30pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

Finkel Theatre

John Curtin School of Medical Research, 131 Garran Rd, The Australian National University

Henry Burmester AO, QC
Dr Ryan Goss, ANU College of Law


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Nicole Harman

Presented by Centre for International & Public Law, ANU Centre for European Studies and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law

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On 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court decided that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union could not be triggered by an exercise of prerogative power. Instead, an Act of Parliament is required.

In this seminar, Professor Henry Burmester and Dr Ryan Goss will explore some of the implications arising from the decision for the place of international law in Australian law and for fundamental constitutional law principles.

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  • Henry Burmester AO, QC »

    Henry Burmester AO, QC is an Honorary Professor at ANU College of Law. He was formerly Chief General Counsel with the Australian Government Solicitor and before that Head of the Office of International Law in Attorney-General's Department.  He has represented the Commonwealth in leading constitutional and international law cases. He has a particular interest in the relationship between international and domestic law, of which the Brexit decision is an interesting example. 

  • Dr Ryan Goss »

    Dr Ryan Goss is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law. Formerly Junior Research Fellow in Law at Lincoln College, Oxford, his research and teaching interests include European human rights law, and Australian and British public law.   




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