The government published a white paper on Brexit legislation in March 2017. The paper covered 12 key themes, including trade, immigration, expats and devolution.
The Human Rights Consortium Scotland published a collection of Scottish civil society perspectives on the potential impact of Brexit in March 2017.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a five-point plan for equality and human rights after Brexit in March 2017. The Commission encouraged all political parties to pursue five priorities to protect and promote equality and human rights in the UK.
Ebony Riddell Bamber, EDF Research and Impact Director, writes about our February 2017 Brexit and Equality seminar.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry on the Government’s proposed derogation from the ECHR in December 2016. Written submissions are invited from interested groups and individuals. The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017.
Nicky Hawkins reflects on what we can learn from 2016.
Angela Patrick, from Doughty Street Chambers, produced a background paper for the Thomas Paine Initiative, entitled ‘Mapping The Great Repeal: European Union Law And The Protection Of Human Rights’, published in December 2016. In addition to the report Angela has also written a blog for RightsInfo, who have produced a video summary of the report.
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.