Michael Dougan


Michael Dougan is Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, at the University of Liverpool.[1] He came to the attention of social media users in the United Kingdom when a video of one of his lectures was uploaded to YouTube and other social media platforms, in which he dissected the academic validity and honesty of the legal arguments presented by those advocating the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union – more commonly known as "Brexit" – in the lead up to the June 2016 referendum.[2][3] During the approximately 25 minute long viral clip, Dougan surmises the Leave campaign as "degenerat[ing] into dishonesty on an industrial scale".[4][5]

Dougan has provided both written and live expert testimony to the UK Parliament; submitting to the House of Commons' European Scrutiny Committee [6] and Foreign Affairs Select Committee,[7] as well as the House of Lords European Union Committee, amongst others.[8][9] He has also acted as an external advisor to UK Government departments on important EU legal developments, including discussions about the enactment of the European Union Act 2011, as well as the Review of the Balance of Competences Between the UK and the EU.[1] Additionally, he has acted as a fact checker for BBC News "Reality Check" service during the Brexit referendum.[10]

He is a joint editor of the Common Market Law Review, a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed law journal covering European Union law.[11]

References


  1. "Michael Dougan - University of Liverpool". www.liverpool.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  2. "British academics consider why they were ignored in Brexit debate". Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  3. "EU law lecture's success shows 'people don't want to be lied to'". Times Higher Education (THE). 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  4. "EU Referendum:European Law expert compares Brexit campaigners to creationists". The Independent. 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  5. "Transcript: Professor Michael Dougan on the EU Referendum - News - University of Liverpool". Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  6. "House of Commons - European Scrutiny Committee: Written evidence from Professor Michael Dougan and Dr Michael Gordon, Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool". www.publications.parliament.uk. The Committee Office, House of Commons. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  7. "House of Commons - Foreign Affairs Committee: Written evidence from Professor Michael Dougan, Chair in European Law, and Dr Michael Gordon, Lecturer in Public Law, Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool". www.publications.parliament.uk. The Committee Office, House of Commons. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  8. "Future economic relationship with the European Union examined - News from Parliament". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  9. "Land border with Republic of Ireland examined with Academics - News from Parliament". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  10. Coleman, Clive (2016-06-10). "Reality Check: How would the UK rid itself of EU law?". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  11. "Michael Dougan - University of Liverpool". www.liverpool.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-22.