Triggering Article 50 TEU: a legal analysis

Szyszczak, Erika and Lydgate, Emily (2016) Triggering Article 50 TEU: a legal analysis. Discussion Paper. UK Trade Policy Observatory.

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• Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) will
govern the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
• The use of Article 50 TEU is unprecedented and withdrawal will be governed by both legal and political processes within the UK, the EU and the World Trade Organization, making it a complex undertaking.
• In this context, several aspects of the interpretation and application of Article 50 TEU pose particular challenges. These include domestic controversy regarding the constitutional requirements for triggering Article 50 TEU, the short time-span of negotiation, and the uncertain role for the UK in trade negotiations with the EU and the rest of the world during the withdrawal process.

This paper outlines these issues, focusing in particular
on the EU and international trade (rather than domestic
constitutional) dimensions of withdrawal, in order to provide clarity and highlight potential pitfalls affecting both the EU and the UK.

ISBN: 9781912044702

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Emily Lydgate
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 12:04
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 12:04

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