The UK withdrawal from the EU, on the current proposals of the UK government, is set to have a detrimental impact on human rights for millions of EU and UK citizens according to a new legal opinion by barristers Doughty Street Chambers*, commissioned by the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament.
The report raises serious concerns about the future protection of fundamental rights in the UK and argues that Brexit will weaken the protection of fundamental rights across the UK for both UK citizens and EU citizens.
The barristers also find that, because of Brexit, legal protection for human rights in the UK is shrinking. This is founded in an analysis of the impact of the suspension of the application of the Charter, the UK’s departure from the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the resulting loss of citizenship rights for many.
The full report is available here.