Genderfiveplus: Gender and Brexit – 22 March 2018

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Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Location: Europa House , 32 Smith Square London SW1P 3EU
Cost: Free

Genderfiveplus, the European feminist think tank, invites you to a discussion about the implication of Brexit on gender equality.

The think tank will present a recently commissioned study about the views of stakeholders (academics, unions and women’s organisations) on Brexit. 

The question of gender equality legislation and the effect of Brexit for women on the labour market will also be addressed as well as an economic downturn in the UK and the EU.

The main question will be:

How can unwanted consequences of Brexit on women be avoided or minimised?
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Public Law for Everyone: Human Rights Post-Brexit, the Need for Legislation?

‘There are no quick fix solutions. The enactment of new legislation to protect human rights post Brexit is probably best left for after Brexit, allowing for broader consultation and reflection’.

This is according to Professor Mark Elliott who published a February 2019 article exploring how human rights should be protected in the future post Brexit. 

Read the full article. 

House of Lord Select Constitution Committee report: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

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‘We acknowledge the unprecedented nature of the task of converting existing EU law into UK law. But as it stands this Bill is constitutionally unacceptable’, says Baroness Taylor of Bolton on the Lords Constitution Committee’s report (pdf), in January 2018.

Ahead of the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the Upper House, the Select Committee on the Constitution have published a calling on the Government to amend the Bill.

The report finds:

The Bill is not clear exactly what retained EU law will contain; it potentially
captures laws that do not need to be saved and creates duplicate copies of
laws that have already been transposed into domestic law
The Bill fails to give sufficient clarity and guidance to the courts as to how to go about the task of interpreting retained EU law after the UK leaves the European Union
The Bill also seeks, unsuccessfully and erroneously, to perpetuate the
“supremacy” of EU law post-Brexit.
Read the full report (pdf).