The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has launched an inquiry into the human rights implications of Brexit. It has asked about the potential impact of withdrawal on human rights protected by EU law, including include labour rights, disability rights and rights to freedom from discrimination. JCHR Chair Harriet Harman said:
“EU law provides many important human rights protections. It is vitally important that these are carefully considered in Brexit negotiations, to ensure that we do not weaken any existing human rights protections, especially where these apply to some of the most vulnerable groups in society.”
Schona Jolly, Jason Galbraith-Marten QC, Rachel Crasnow QC, Dee Masters and Jennifer Danvers have provided a response to the call for submissions, explaining the human rights implications of Brexit, in particular with regards to concerns over the need to ensure that protections provided by EU law in equality and employment are not weakened.