About the Event
The referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union took place on 23rd June 2016. While the majority of voters in Northern Ireland opted to remain within the European Union (55.8% voted ‘Remain’, 44.2% voted ‘Leave’), the majority of voters in the UK opted to leave (51.89% voted ‘Leave’, 48.11% voted ‘Remain’). Article 50 of the ‘Lisbon Treaty’, which triggers the exit of the UK from the European Union has yet to be enacted. Once it is, the UK will have two years to negotiate it’s exiting terms. Therefore, potentially by 2018 the UK will no longer be a member of the European Union.
Daniel Greenberg is a barrister and for 20 years’ drafted laws as a member of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. Mr Greenberg provides consultation services, teaches and drafts legislation with regards to the legislative process. This includes implementing any amendments to legislation, and advising on statutory application and interpretation.
Politics Plus has commissioned Mr Greenberg to produce a paper on the legislative implications of Brexit on Northern Ireland. Daniel Greenberg’s paper will discuss:
• The main Brexit and delayed-Brexit legislative implementation options and their implications for Northern Ireland in the EU;
• The main post-Brexit and interim-Brexit implications for Northern Ireland in general constitutional terms and specifically in legislative competence terms; and
• Other related matters arising including Human Rights, the Good Friday and Stormont House implications.
Daniel Greenberg will introduce the paper and discuss the wider implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland on the 13th September 2016 in the Senate Chamber between 1.00pm and 2:30pm.
A light lunch will be available in the Senate Rotunda from 12:45pm.
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