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Brexit and Human Rights

The UK has notified its intention to withdraw from the European Union EU by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which notifies the European Council of its intention to leave and begin negotiations with other member states for its withdrawal from the EU.

EU treaties will cease to apply within two years of this notification - March 2019, unless a longer time is agreed. Any future alignment with EU law will then depend on treaty negotiations.

What will happen to UK existing laws?

How will EU law affect us after Brexit?

Are we leaving the European Convention on Human Rights?

What will happen to the Human Rights Act?

What will happen to the Equality Act?

What about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities?

Where can I get more help or information on Brexit?

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