The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
‘Whether you voted leave or remain, you definitely didn’t vote to leave your fundamental rights at the EU exit door’. This is from the September 2017 Liberty campaign to amend the Repeal Bill, and add a binding commitment on the Government to protect people’s human rights.
In October 2017, the Government published a response to the WEC’s February 2017 report on ensuring strong equalities legislation after Brexit.
In this response, the Government set out their views on the Committee’s proposals.
Ebony Riddell Bamber, Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our September thought leadership seminar with the Research Network Advisory Group.
Uncertain or irregular immigration status is a known barrier to reporting abuse and a method of control used by exploiters.
This is according to an August 2017 position paper from the Exploitation Advisory Group.
Protecting workers’ rights is key to preventing modern slavery. And a significant proportion of workers’ rights in the UK stem from EU law, warns a July 2017 briefing by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group.
Instead of protecting children who have fled to Europe for safety, Government is failing them, finds a July 2017 report by the Human Trafficking Foundation.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has been published. Here’s our response.
In a June 2017 article for QPol, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University looks at the potential impact of a DUP-Conservative deal on the Northern Ireland peace process.
In a June 2017 article for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast explores the state of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.