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Public Law weekly highlights—21 November 2019

Published on: 21 November 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Public Law weekly highlights—21 November 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit headlines
  • Post-Brexit UK sanctions laws likely to conform with EU on human rights
  • European Medicines Agency cement move to Amsterdam
  • Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit's report highlights impact of Brexit for children in care
  • EU law
  • Commission issues formal notice over UK’s failure to nominate candidate
  • Public procurement
  • P&O settles with UK government over Eurotunnel’s Brexit payment
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Public Law weekly highlights includes selected Brexit headlines, including analysis on UK sanctions laws post-Brexit, updates on the EMA relocation and the government’s settlement with P&O in a dispute over the Brexit freight contract procurement. Also in this edition, the EU’s notice to the UK for failing to nominate a candidate for EU Commissioner, the Information Commissioner’s first Opinion on UK regulation of facial recognition technology in law enforcement and a speech by the Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization on key priorities, including restoring the WTO’s dispute settlement system which will lose its appellate function in December 2019. Case analysis this week includes Supreme Court decisions on torture by non-state actors (in R v TRA) and bedroom tax deductions in breach of Convention rights (RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), plus a judicial review claim successfully challenging the government’s guidance on reconsideration of claims by victims of human trafficking on grounds of illegality. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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