Constitutional law

Aileen McHarg

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The impact of EU membership on the UK constitution has been profound. In the Miller (Article 50) case, the Supreme Court described the effect of the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) – the means by which EU membership was given effect within the UK – as being unprecedented in constitutional terms. Not only did it provide for a new source of law, and a new constitutional process for making law in the UK, it also fundamentally changed the UK’s system of government and the way in which we think about the location and exercise of public power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudying EU Law in Scotland During and After Brexit
EditorsNicole Busby, Rebecca Zahn
Place of Publication[Glasgow]
PublisherScottish Universities' Legal Network on Europe
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017


  • EU
  • UK
  • Brexit
  • constitutional law


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