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Our response to the JCHR on the rights implications of Brexit

11 October 2016

The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into the human rights implications of Brexit.

View Disability Rights UK's response to the inquiry

Find out more about the inquiry

Find out more about the European Convention on Human Rights

Background

The Committee will consider of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights - Privacy and family life, which protects EU nationals living in the UK and UK nationals living in other EU Member states in terms of their right to stay? For example, if current residence rights are not respected, issues could arise where EU nationals are married to British citizens, or where there is a genuine and subsisting relationship between a parent and child.

The Committee will also consider the potential impact of withdrawal on other human rights protected by EU law? These include labour rights, disability rights and rights to freedom from discrimination on grounds of e.g. sexual orientation. To give just one example, in the area of children’s rights there are detailed Directives on the subjects of combating child sexual abuse, exploitation and pornography, and on combating human trafficking.