Harriet Harman: Open Letter to David Davis on Brexit and Human Rights

Harriet Harman MP, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, has written to David Davis seeking urgent answers on human rights questions raised by the EU Withdrawal Bill.

This November 2017 letter (pdf) continues a discussion on the the meaning and legal status of certain human rights after the UK leaves the EU, since the Bill sets out that the Charter of Fundamental Rights will not be retained in UK law after exit day.

The letter focuses on three main issues:

  • Definition of “fundamental rights and principles”
  • Status of fundamental rights and principles based on the source law
  • Upcoming analysis of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Read the full letter and previous correspondence.