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International Conference: “Brexit: The Law and Politics of a New Paradigm”

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The University of Nicosia, School of Law in collaboration with The Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE), The Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation, The Royal Commonwealth Society Cyprus Branch and The Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs invite submissions for an international Conference.
The decision of the UK electorate to vote in the 23 June 2016 referendum in favour of the UK leaving the EU, and the subsequent decision of the UK government to invoke Article 50 TEU, called into question the mainstream assumptions on the EU as the end-point of the evolution of European states. For the first time, following a lengthy historical process of continuous accessions and membership growth, the EU is faced with the decision of one of the largest and most important members of the EU to leave it.

 

A comprehensive analysis of the political and legal aspects and potential impact of Brexit is both timely and necessary. This includes both the internal level, i.e. the political and legal settlements within the UK, as well as the external level, i.e. the relationship between the UK and the EU during Brexit negotiations and post-Brexit.

The aim of the conference is thus to address issues such as:
The political and legal implementation and implications of Brexit.

The consequences of Brexit for the internal constitutional structure of the UK and the status of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The impact of Brexit on the process, political rhetoric, realities and the future of European integration.

The implications for the legal and political post-Brexit relationship between Britain and EU member states, such as Ireland, Cyprus and Malta.

The negotiations between the EU and the UK, the effect on key EU policy areas and the future of an EU without the UK.

Organising Committee:
Dr Christina Ioannou, Associate Dean, School of Law, University of Nicosia

Prof. Achilles C. Emilianides, Dean, School of Law, University of Nicosia, President, The Royal Commonwealth Society Cyprus Branch

Prof. Xenophon Contiades, President, Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation

Dr Christos Papastylianos, Assistant Professor, University of Nicosia

Dr Michalis Kontos, Assistant Professor, University of Nicosia

Anna Karafoulidou, Director, The Royal Commonwealth Society Cyprus Branch Keynote

Speakers:
Prof. Kevin Featherstone, Head, European Institute. London School of Economics and Political Science

Prof. Demetris Papademetriou, University of Manchester, Director of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Submissions
Interested scholars should email an abstract no longer than 750 words by April 15, 2018 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Scholars whose abstract has been accepted will be notified no later than April 30, 2018. There are no fees to participate in this Conference. Participants, however, are responsible for securing their own funding for travel and lodging.

Questions
Please direct enquiries in connection with this Conference to Dr Christina Ioannou - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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