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What is the significance of the Supreme Court's ruling on Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament?

What is the significance of the Supreme Court's prorogation ruling?

The UK Supreme Court has been thrust into the forefront of a major debate about the relationship between the law and the executive.

Its unanimous and unprecedented decision that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament was unlawful will have deep implications for the governance of the country for years to come. It is already seen as one of the most significant constitutional rulings in modern British history.

The Centre for Human Rights in Conflict (CHRC) will be staging a special roundtable event to discuss the implications of the decision. Organisers aim to bring together the school's experts in public law with students, scholars and anybody who is interested in what is happening to parliamentary democracy in this country.  

Barry Collins and John Strawson of the CHRC said, "As a law department we have an urgent obligation to reflect on this decision and to consider how this it relates to constitutional arrangements in the UK.

"Additionally, one of the protagonists in the case, Gina Miller, formerly studied law at this institution and was made an honorary UEL graduate in 2017."

The event will take place on Wednesday 16 October at 4pm in University Square Stratford, Room G19/20. All are welcome.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

University Square Stratford

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