Lecture on the ‘illegitimacy of Brexit’

The ‘illegitimacy of Brexit’ will be the focus of a free public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton next week.

Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis from the University of Oxford will visit the University on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

The lecture will take place in MA202 in the Wulfruna Building, City Campus, from 1-2pm and no ticket is required.

Chair in Security Studies, Professor George Kassimeris, said: “The referendum on membership in the EU has shaken the constitutional foundations of the UK. It has done so both as a novel process of law-making and as a radical decision to abandon the legal framework of the past 40 years.

“The debates on the reception of the recent High Court judgment on Article 50 have therefore touched on fundamental constitutional issues: can the judges go against the 'will of the people', or can indeed parliament go against the will of the people?

“In what promises to be a fascinating lecture, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, will argue that many of the uses to which the referendum result is put - both by pro-Brexit commentators and by the Government - are illegitimate.”

Pavlos Eleftheriadis is Associate Professor of Law and a Fellow of Mansfield College at Oxford University. He teaches European Union law, Constitutional law and philosophy of law. He is also a barrister in England and Wales and practises in public law from Francis Taylor Building in the Temple. 

He has been an active commentator on the Eurozone crisis and on the EU referendum in the UK both in print and on the radio and television.

Further information

Picture: Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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