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Friday, 1 April 2022

Alison Young giving evidenceThe Faculty's Professor Alison Young gave evidence last week before the parliamentary EU Scrutiny Committee. The Committee were continuing examination of retained EU legislation.

The European Scrutiny Committee assesses the legal and/or political importance of EU documents ‘deposited’ by the Government in Parliament. Since the end of the post-Brexit transition period (on 31 December 2020), the Committee has focussed on EU documents that fall within the scope of the Northern Ireland Protocol to the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Professor Young gave evidence alongside Barney Reynolds (Head of Financial Institutions, Shearman & Sterling LLP) and Sir Richard Aikens (Arbitrator, Brick Court Chambers, Visiting Professor, Queen Mary Univerity of London, Visiting Professor, Kings College London).

Professor Young is the Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law, and a Fellow of Robinson College. She currently co-edits the UKCLA blog on constitutional law, and is a member of the Editorial Board of European Public Law. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is affiliated with the Oxford Human Rights Hub and with the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government, both at the University of Oxford.

The hearing is available to stream from the Parliament website.