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Briefings on Key Legal Issues

Lawyers IN for Britain has prepared a set of short briefings on some of the main legal issues raised in the referendum. They are available here as individual webpages, and as individually downloadable PDF files. Brexit and International Trade Treaties (web) Lawyers IN...

Briefings: WTO

The substantive scope of the rights conferred by the WTO is significantly narrower that the rules of the single market – in particular, the rules of the WTO do not establish either a customs union or the fundamental freedoms and protections against discrimination on...

Briefings: Migration

The free movement of persons, including visa-free travel within the European Communities, was established by 1964, long before the UK joined the European Communities. The UK has never joined the Schengen Agreement providing for passport-free travel between its...

Briefings: Charter of Fundamental Rights

The protection of fundamental rights as a general principle of EU law was established long before the UK joined the European Communities. The ECHR was recognised as a source of such rights both in the case law of the ECJ and in the Treaty on European Union agreed at...