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Call for papers

1. Brexit and enforcement, UACES 50th Annual Conference, Belfast, 6-9 September 2020. https://www.uaces.org/events/conferences/belfast #UACES2020. Deadline for abstracts:Monday 20th January 2020.

The current complex, multi-layered system for enforcement will be severely ruptured by Brexit.  There is a real danger that enforcement gaps will arise and that the current standards of effective enforcement of the EU acquis and the effective judicial protection of individuals’ rights will be weakened.  

The network coordinators would like to invite papers which explore the ramifications of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on the enforcement of EU law and policy both within the UK and in the EU. We welcome papers from all disciplines and from a range of methodological perspectives on any aspect of this theme. We have particular interest in research relating to:

  • The impact of Brexit on the governance and institutional architecture of public enforcement at national and devolved level;

  • The enforcement of the EU acquis through ‘retained EU law’;

  • The implications of Brexit for enforcement in specific policy sectors, e.g. environmental policy, food policy, social policy, state aid, competition, employment rights and consumer protection;  

  • The enforcement of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement and any new future trading and security agreements;

  • The role of regulatory alignment for the enforcement of UK/EU law;

  • The consequences of Brexit for the enforcement of EU law in other Member States.  

If you are interested in contributing, please send a title, abstract (300 words maximum) and short biography with contact details to the panel conveners, Sara Drake (DrakeS@cardiff.ac.uk) and Ludivine Petetin (PetetinL@cardiff.ac.uk) by Monday 20th January 2020. 

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