POSTS BY Christopher McCrudden
15 November 2022

The post-Brexit Breakdown of the Rule of Law in the UK

The sad reality is that Brexit has contributed to an emerging breakdown of the Rule of Law in the United Kingdom. The famous slogan: ‘Take Back Control’ left open what a post-Brexit society should become. As a result, of course, what Brexit meant had to be worked out after the referendum, and here is where the tensions with the Rule of Law began in earnest, because ‘taking back control’ became, in effect, the only principle and anything that stood in the way of achieving that result was to be sacrificed, including the Rule of Law. Continue reading >>
28 June 2017

An Early Deal-Breaker? EU Citizens’ Rights in the UK after Brexit, and the Future Role of the European Court of Justice

The UK has finally made an offer to allow some EU citizens to retain some rights in the UK after Brexit. There are two sets of issues that arise: the substantive rights that will need to be agreed to, and the enforcement of these rights. The UK government confirmed that the arrangements on offer will be enshrined and enforceable in UK law, that commitments in the Withdrawal Agreement will have the status of international law, but that the CJEU will have no jurisdiction in the United Kingdom. Despite this, there remains much uncertainty. Continue reading >>
14 January 2015
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Panel 5: Autonomy vs. Technocracy – Libertarian Paternalism revisited

Photos and a video of the discussion. Continue reading >>
06 January 2015

Nudging and human dignity

Cass Sunstein’s "Why Nudge?" presents a proposal for nudging as an alternative to traditional regulatory mandates and economic incentive-based regulation. I shall suggest that nudging creates considerable tensions with thick conceptions of human dignity. Continue reading >>
20 February 2014

A Comment on the Use of Foreign Professors in the German Council of Science and Humanities Report

The main issue I wish to focus on in this […] Continue reading >>
07 October 2013

Koffer auspacken 2013: Christopher McCrudden

Hans Joas’ book on the genealogy of human rights, Irish detective stories, a certain American classic, and a book on labor law in the context of changing social and political environments – Christopher McCrudden did quite a bit of reading over the summer, enjoying the privilege of delving into some non-legal literature for a change. Continue reading >>