The government published a white paper on Brexit legislation in March 2017. The paper covered 12 key themes, including trade, immigration, expats and devolution.
In a March 2017 article for PolicyBristol, Sue Cohen looks at the advancement of women’s rights under EU law – and what the UK must do in order to achieve gender equality.
A year on from the launch of the official EU referendum campaigns, Prof Roberta Guerrina takes a look at the impact of Brexit on gender in the UK.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee published a report on ensuring strong equalities legislation after Brexit in February 2017, after an earlier inquiry. Our Chief Executive, Ali Harris, said “We welcome the four positive recommendations made by the committee which seek to embed equality into the UK legislative and policy framework, specifically aided by civil society organisations.”
The European Women’s Lobby published a December 2016 report on Brexit and women’s rights.
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.
Ali Harris, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee – and called for mapping of equality, diversity and human rights issues across government on the impact of Brexit.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee launched an inquiry into ensuring strong equalities legislation following EU exit in October 2016. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 9 November 2016. The Equality and Diversity Forum made a written submission. Other submissions can be seen on the Committee website.
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.
The European Parliament formally reacted to the UN’s recommendations from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and made a report in July 2016.