There is strong evidence that a ‘No Deal’ or ‘Hard’ Brexit would be the most damaging for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, women and those on low incomes with few qualifications.
This is from the November 2018 briefing from Race on the Agenda (ROTA) which looks at the implications of Brexit on BAME communities.
Continue reading “Race on the Agenda briefing: Brexit for BAME Britain – investigating the impact”
As Brexit-day draws nearer, we are faced with two similar-but-different proposals for migration regimes for EU nationals in the UK – one in the draft Withdrawal Agreement (just) concluded, but now looking precarious, between the UK and the EU, and one in the UK Home Office’s proposals, which appear predicated upon there being a withdrawal agreement.
Although no deal is a distinct possibility, the citizens’ rights part of the withdrawal agreement may end up being plucked out and ring-fenced into a ‘partial deal’ to avoid human catastrophe, so this post reflects upon the offers on the table.
In both regimes, people will fall through the cracks. And women will be disproportionately likely to be among that group.
Professor Charlotte O’Brien from the York Law School, contributes this blog on EU migrants’ rights , gender and Brexit.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Gentlemen’s agreements: proposals on the table for EU citizens’ rights disadvantage women by design”
There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment, and extra-territorial jurisdiction.
The Women’s Resource Centre have produced the England Shadow report (pdf) for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) .
Continue reading “Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee”
As Theresa May pledges to bring a decade of austerity to a close, it comes too late for the 6 in 10 women who were turned away from refuges last year, following funding cuts to domestic violence services. Increased waiting lists have left women facing a terrible decision: sleep rough, or return home to violent partners.
So what does Brexit mean for the 1.2 million women throughout England and Wales who will likely experience domestic abuse this year? What changes, both good and bad, can we expect?
Stacey Lamb, Growth and Operations Officer at Just Fair, contributes this blog on the implications of Brexit on domestic abuse for the Gendering Brexit Blog series.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: What Will Brexit Mean for Survivors of Domestic Abuse?”
Domestic legislation already exceeds EU-required levels of employment protections in a number of ways.
This is according to guidance published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on workplace rights in the case of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.
Continue reading “UK Government guidance: Workplace Rights if there’s No Brexit Deal”
‘Human rights activists, and anyone concerned with the protection of civil liberties and fundamental rights within UK law and policy, will need to be vigilant in the post-Brexit era.’
Colm O’Cinneide, UCL has written a February 2018 paper on Brexit and Human Rights for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Continue reading “Centre for International Governance report: Brexit and Human Rights”
The risks of either a deliberate or an accidental no deal are quite high.
This is according to an August 2018 paper by the Institute for Government on the possible scenarios for the next phase of Brexit.
Continue reading “Institute for Government: Autumn Surprises – Possible Scenarios for the Next Phase of Brexit”
The House of Commons Library have published a research briefing on “Retained EU Law” which will created by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.
Continue reading “House of Commons research briefing: The Status of “Retained EU Law””
Payments by the UK to meet the estimated £8.6 billion liability for its share of EU staff pensions and post-employment sickness benefits could last until at least 2064.
This is according to the June 2018 report from the Public Accounts Committee on the estimated value of Brexit.
Continue reading “Public Accounts Committee report: Exiting the EU – The Financial Settlement”