Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

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Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

 

 


Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott has been appointed as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee. Professor Douglas-Scott’s work will focus on the EU referendum and its implications for Scotland.

She was born in July 1959 in Edinburgh, where she was educated. She studied philosophy, art history and aesthetics before taking a degree in law.

Professor Douglas-Scott has already published two high-level briefing papers for the Committee, entitled Article 50 Treaty on European Union lawsuit and Scotland and European and External Relations Committee Treaties, Devolution and Brexit.

Professor Douglas-Scott joined QMUL in September 2015 as Anniversary Chair in Law and co-director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context. Prior to joining QMUL she was Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.

She works primarily within the fields of constitutional law, EU public law, human rights and legal and social theory, and is particularly interested in questions of justice and human rights in Europe.

Professor Douglas-Scott also recently advised Westminster parliamentary committees on the impact of Brexit. She has advised the Scottish Affairs Committee and the House of Lords EU Committee’s acquired rights inquiry. She is an active commentator about Brexit in the national and international media.

She is interested in sub-state independence movements in Europe and has been an active commentator on Scottish and Catalan independence movements in the media, as well as giving expert evidence to the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments on further Scottish devolution. She is a member of the University of Edinburgh's Centre on Constitutional Change.

 

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