Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Lisbon Treaty

  • Book Review: Barbara Guastaferro on Nicola Lupo and Cristina Fasone’s “Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Composite European Constitution”

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Barbara Guastaferro reviews Nicola Lupo and Cristina Fasone’s book on Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Composite European Constitution (Oxford: Hart 2016)] —Barbara Guastaferro, Research Fellow in Law, Durham Law School and Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Naples “Federico II” This edited volume analyses the functioning of inter-parliamentary cooperation in the EU composite constitutional order, providing a bridge between scholars from both legal and political backgrounds and practitioners focused on parliamentary studies.

  • Pulling the Article 50 ‘Trigger’: Parliament’s Indispensable Role

    Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. —Nick Barber, Fellow, Trinity College Oxford; Tom Hickman, Reader, UCL and barrister at Blackstone Chambers; Jeff King, Senior Lecturer in Law, UCL In this post we argue that as a matter of domestic constitutional law, the Prime Minister is unable to issue a declaration under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – triggering our withdrawal from the European Union – without having been first authorised to do so by an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament. 

  • The Brexiteers: Right Answer, Wrong Question

    —Nicholas Barber, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Oxford University Towards the end of the 1990s I was invited to a workshop just outside of Berlin at which a group of young academics gathered to discuss the future of the European Union. 

  • Book Review: “Process and Procedure in EU Administration”

    –Luca de Lucia, University of Salerno, reviewing Carol Harlow & Richard Rawlings, Process and Procedure in EU Administration (Hart Publishing, December 2014, 352pp) This book by Carol Harlow and Richard Rawlings brings an important enrichment to the literature on European public law.