Legal aspect of UK's renegotiation of EU membership explored
13 November 2015
The European Scrutiny Committee holds an evidence session with legal experts on the UK Government's renegotiation of EU membership: parliamentary sovereignty and scrutiny.
- Watch Parliament TV: UK Government's renegotiation of EU membership: parliamentary sovereignty and scrutiny
- Inquiry: UK Government's renegotiation of EU membership: parliamentary sovereignty and scrutiny
- European Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday 18 November 2015, Thatcher Room, Palace of Westminster
- Professor Damian Chalmers, European Union Law, London School of Economics (via video link)
- Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC, Emeritus Professor of European Law Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
- Martin Howe QC
- Professor Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC, President of the King's College London Centre for European Law
Purpose of session
The aim of this session is to examine the legal effects of the renegotiation; in particular the legal impact of the Government's negotiating aim, the extent to which they require changes to the EU Treaties and the extent to which binding and irreversible commitments to either Treaty change or changes to EU secondary legislation can be delivered for the purposes of the forthcoming EU referendum.