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Article 50—who has their finger on the trigger?

Article 50—who has their finger on the trigger?
Published on: 25 July 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Article 50—who has their finger on the trigger?
  • What counts as a 'decision' to withdraw for the purposes of Article 50?
  • Could the EU force the UK to trigger Article 50 (legally or otherwise)?
  • Once triggered, could the process be reversed?
  • Does this raise any other points of interest?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union provides that a Member State may ‘decide’ to withdraw from the EU ‘in accordance with its own constitutional requirements’ and in such event shall notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw. Professor Alison L Young at the University of Oxford considers the ongoing debate and offers her views surrounding the interpretation and triggering of Article 50. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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