Brexit and Equality & Human Rights

Brexit and Equality & Human Rights

Whilst leaving the European Union (EU) will not affect human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights - this comes from the Council of Europe, not the EU – it’s clear that there are concerns amongst some communities in Britain about the potential implications of Brexit for rights going forward, such as the rights of EU citizens currently resident in the UK, and similarly UK citizens currently residing in other EU member states.

Membership of the EU has seen the evolution of legislation and regulation to protect equality and human rights in member states. As the Equality and Human Rights Commission cites, these have included data protection rights, human trafficking protections, disability rights and protection from workplace discrimination. Some aspects of equality legislation has not derived from the EU, such as the Public Sector Equality Duty, demonstrating that the UK Parliaments have taken the opportunity to advance equality further than EU law.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union brings together the essential human rights of everyone living in the European Union. When Britain leaves the EU, the UK Government have said the Charter will no longer have effect in UK law. (Source: Equality and Human Rights Commission)

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