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A look at the legal implications of extending Article 50

A look at the legal implications of extending Article 50
Published on: 12 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • A look at the legal implications of extending Article 50
  • How could the UK potentially be open to legal action if it pursues an extension to Article 50? What would it be potentially breaching and what problems would this cause?
  • Who could take legal action against the UK? Where would these disputes be settled?
  • If an extension is granted, is the UK legally obligated to hold MEP elections?
  • If a short extension is granted and the UK does not hold elections, is there any scope for a further extension to Article 50 (assuming EU leaders would grant it) or the UK remaining as a Member State?
  • Is there anything else important to note here?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: In light of crucial upcoming votes in Parliament, Adam Cygan, professor at Leicester Law School, considers the legal implications of extending the Article 50 withdrawal period before the UK leaves the EU. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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