Human rights and workers’ rights after Brexit

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On 2nd October 2016, the Prime Minister gave a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in which she set out the timeline for triggering Article 50 and also announced the introduction of the Great Repeal Bill, which will end the application of EU law in the UK.

The Government has produced a white paper for the Great Repeal Bill, which includes so-called ‘Henry VIII’ powers, allowing the Government to alter EU-derived legislation without the normal parliamentary scrutiny. LCHR is therefore concerned that crucial employment and equality rights currently derived from EU law may be restricted or even removed from UK legislation, possibly bypassing the normal legislative process. We have produced this briefing in order to make recommendations for the protection of those rights in the UK.

We are also hosting a Q&A on Human Rights post-Brexit with Keir Starmer MP, Polly Toynbee, Schona Jolly QC and Narmada Thiranagama on April 26th. Please email rachel.finnegan@lchr.org.uk to register for this event.