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The Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration: A Preliminary Rule of Law Analysis

The six months before exit day, 29 March 2019, are a critical period for Parliament's role in the Brexit process. Before exit day, Parliament will be asked to approve the Withdrawal Agreement, the Political Declaration on the Future Relationship between the UK and EU, and the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

The Rule of Law, a central principle of the UK's uncodified constitution, provides a set of standards that can inform both the process and substance of Brexit. This report is aimed at assisting Parliament in its scrutiny of these documents by identifying a number of Rule of Law issues likely to arise in these texts.

Download the Report here.


Dr Jack Simson Caird

Sean Butler

Dr Justine Stefanelli