12 March 2019 (Waterloo, Ontario) - Experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)—a leading global think tank—are available for comment and analysis to make sense of Prime Minister May's defeated Brexit plan and what is ahead for the critical days leading up to the March 29 leave day. Each expert has contributed to CIGI's latest book, Complexity's Embrace: The International Law Implications of Brexit.
The following experts are available for media interviews and background:
Oonagh Fitzgerald: Director of international law research at CIGI. She has been vocal about the grave implications of Brexit and urges that the UK government exercise Article 50 and remain in the EU at this time. Oonagh spent her career as a senior executive with the Canadian Federal Government’s legal policy and litigation department. (Location: Waterloo, ON)
Markus Gehring: Senior fellow at CIGI and professor of law at the University of Cambridge. Markus' research focuses on international economic law, trade and climate change, as well as trade and investment. (Location: Cambridge, UK)
Armand de Mestral: Senior fellow at CIGI and professor emeritus of International Law at McGill University in Montreal. Armand has advised governments on several trade agreement such as NAFTA and CETA. He is a well-versed trade law expert and can speak about the economic and law implications of potential Brexit scenarios. (Location: Montreal, QC)
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Communications Advisor, International Law Research Program