Brexit: new guidelines on the framework for future EU-UK relations

Brexit negotiations have resumed and this third phase will cover issues outstanding from the last phases – the Irish border in particular – and the framework for future EU-UK relations. This paper looks at how the EU and the UK envisage their relationship after Brexit.…

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The legal basis for air strikes against Syrian government targets

This paper looks at the general prohibition in international law on the use of force or threat of force directed at other states, and the legal advice on which the Government decided to participate with the US and France in air strikes on Syrian government targets on 14 April.…

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Brexit: the draft withdrawal agreement

The Commission published a draft legal text of the withdrawal agreement in February 2018 and an updated draft on 15 March. On 19 March a third text was published which showed where there is full agreement between the EU and the UK, where there is agreement in principle and where there is no agreement. This paper looks at the recent draft, making reference to earlier drafts where relevant.…

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