School of Law

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott argues a “Sovereignty Act” would reaffirm the power of the UK parliament, in an article for Prospect Magazine

23 January 2019

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott published an article for Prospect Magazine where she argues that a “Sovereignty Act” would reaffirm the power of the UK parliament. She writes: “Such legislation [Sovereignty Act] could enable citizens to bring an action in UK courts on the basis that EU law undermined UK constitutional rights. UK courts could refer the matter to the European Court of Justice, but the UK parliament could have the final say in determining if UK or EU law should be applied, thus counterbalancing any claims of an unelected judiciary having too much power.” Read the whole article here.