Revoking Brexit: Can Member States Rescind Their Declaration of Withdrawal from the European Union?
Jens Dammann, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, the University of Texas School of Law.* Note: This full-length Article appears in Volume 23, Issue 2 of the Columbia Journal of European Law, available soon in print and online via HeinOnline, LexisNexis, and Westlaw. Introduction On June 23, 2016 U.K. voters did the unthinkable and voted, by a narrow margin, for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Such a move is entirely legal. The Treaty on European Union explicitly gives Member States the right to withdraw from the European Union. Nonetheless, the outcome was unexpected. Most pundits had predicted a victory for […]