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On 23 June 2016 a slight majority of 52% of UK voters opted to leave the European Union after 44 years of membership. Many were surprised by the result. Why did a majority vote Leave? Why were the majority of the voters not susceptible to the economic arguments advanced by major economic...
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In federal systems the courts are accorded the important role of policing the boundaries of the constitutionally specified powers given to the legislature and the executive. The devolution statutes enacted by the UK parliament have created a semi-federal system, in which the courts increasingly...
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This article presents an overview of the legal issues pertaining to the possible secession of Scotland from the United Kingdom. International law and existing norms are few and far between. However, many issues, such as the right to secession, settlement of debt and membership of international...
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There have been 50 referendums on independence since the Second World War. Most were held in the 1990s when the international community required that the independence of new states in former communist countries were ratified by referendums. Most referendums on independence have been held in...
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