R (on the application of Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and associated references

  • Decision Number
    [2017] UKSC 5
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Brexit; Article 50 Treaty on the European Union; Position of Devolved Assemblies and Parliament

The UK Supreme Court has ruled by a majority of 8 to 3 that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise ministers to give Notice of the decision of the UK to withdraw from the European Union.

The Supreme Court considers that the terms of the European Communities Act, which gave effect to the UK’s membership of the EU, are inconsistent with the exercise by ministers of any power to withdraw from the EU Treaties without authorisation by a prior Act of Parliament.

However, the Supreme Court unanimously that devolved bodies could not hold up the process - decisions on foreign affairs are for

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This article is correct at 24/01/2017
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