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June, 06 2017

UKELA present on Brexit at House of Commons library

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Posted by Richard Macrory at 11:55

On June 1st Richard Macrory and Victoria Jenkins from UKELA were invited to speak in the House of Commons Library to researchers from the UK Parliament and Devolved Administrations on Brexit and environmental law.

Richard spoke about international environmental law and the extent to which the UK will remain bound by international conventions after Brexit. UKELA will publish a major report on the subject in the Autumn. Victoria considered environmental law developments in Wales, and the likely legal situation following Brexit. They were then followed by Navraj Ghaleigh from the University of Edinburgh who spoke about climate change law and Brexit.

It was clear that post-Brexit there are likely to be greater divergencies in many areas of environmental law across the devolved jurisdictions in the UK, a development which could have benefits in allowing new initiatives (the Welsh plastic bag tax being a good example). There was a lively discussion on the challenges for Parliament and the devolved legislatures in monitoring regulatory developments following Great Repeal Bill.

More details of UKELA’s work on Brexit can be found on the UKELA Brexit page.


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