The Scottish Parliament Information Centre published a briefing on the impact of Brexit on equalities and human rights in October 2016. The briefing considers the impact Brexit will have on equalities and human rights. The focus is on legislation which has a basis in EU law, the protections currently offered, and what this could mean in the future.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights wrote to the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon MP, in October 2016, asking for a full explanation of the Government’s proposal to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to protect the Armed Forces from legal claims arising from future overseas operations.
‘Brexit and potential human rights implications’ by UKREN’s Alan Anstead looks at some of the main human rights implications of the UK government invoking article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and starting the countdown to leaving the EU.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission published a paper in June 2016 by Dr Tobias Lock on ‘The Human Rights Implications of the European Union (EU) Referendum’. The Commission has also published a statement introducing and accompanying the paper.
This explainer sets out Europe’s legal systems in relation to human rights and ‘helps to disentangle some of the issues relating to a complex and fragmented UK human rights framework that draws on two separate European legal systems’.
CharterClick! is a two-year project funded by the European Union. The Equality and Diversity Forum is an associate partner of the project.
The first report on trafficking in human beings in Europe, published by the European Commission in March 2013.