Tensions at the Fringes of the European Union – Regaining the EU’s Purpose
The TREUP project pursues interdisciplinary European studies from the enhanced perception of tensions at the fringes of the European Union, combining the empirical exploration of tensions with the EU’s purpose as a normative constitutional perspective. Its four research clusters focus on tensions between narrow economic perspectives on integration and the lives of Europe’s people in their diversity, between the EU’s external (trade) policy and its constitutional values, between different degrees of intensity of integration and different levels of governance, and between the two competing European human rights regimes.
Professor Dagmar Schiek, of JMCE “Tensions at the Fringes of the European Union”, was called to give evidence in the Inquiry on the future of the land border in Ireland after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. She stressed that from legal perspectives borders are composed of rights to access territory and the authority to control … Continue reading
Starting a debate on what litigating on how to start “BREXIT” means from NI, UK and EU law perspectives, this panel discussed the rulings by the High Courts in Northern Ireland (McCord, Re Judicial) and England and Wales (in R (Miller) v Secretary of State). A report of this event can be found here.
Following the ruling by the High Court [Queen’s Bench Division] in London on the UK and Article 50, Professor Dagmar Schiek takes a look at the legal complexities behind the ruling and the reasons for the decision, including some remarks on the contrasting ruling by the High Court in Belfast. … Continue reading
The conference Rights in diverse societies: Gender Migration and ethnopolitics in the EU, organised by the PSA Ethnopolitics, Global Justice & Human Rights, and Women & Politics Specialist Groups explored the intersections of ethnopolitics, gender and ethnic identities, and differential access to enjoyment of equal rights in diverse societies. Click here to view programme.
TREUP invites blog contributions to its web page by any interested party. We aim at short pieces (500 – 800 words) related to the themes of our action: We aim to generate knowledge and promote critical debate by observing tensions between EU law & policy on the one hand and social, ecological and economic justice on the other hand. We believe that observing from the fringes of the EU – Ireland (NI and RoI) – allows us to perceive tensions more accurately. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Following a recent article stating that foreign university academics were being banned from advising the UK government on Brexit, Professor Dagmar Schiek asks whether this would be legal while the UK still a member of the EU. … Continue reading
One of the many as yet unanswered questions thrown up by the Brexit vote is what form the future relationship between the UK and the EU will take. Much attention up until this point has focused on existing models for relations. Will Brexit Britain seek to stay in the European Economic Area or attempt to replicate Switzerland’s set of bilateral agreements? … Continue reading
The overall, UK-wide result was: 51.9% ‘leave’ against 48.1% ‘remain’. Turnout was 71.8% with 17.4 million voters voting ‘leave’ and 16.1 million voters voting ‘remain’. In England and Wales the majority of voters voted ‘leave’. In Northern Ireland, as in Scotland and Gibraltar, however, a majority of voters indicated a desire to remain in the EU. … Continue reading