‘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.’
The paper looks at:
- The potential impact of Brexit on existing EU legislative protection for human rights
- The potential impact of Brexit on the legal status of the general principles of EU law and the CFR
- The legal mechanisms that the EU (Withdrawal) Bill provides
It concludes that Brexit is rights neutral when considered on its own terms. However, Brexit makes it possible for certain EU rights-protective standards to be diluted, amended or repealed over time.