The human rights implications of Brexit Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Background to our inquiry

The Government’s engagement with our inquiry

The nature of the rights in question

The EU Charter of Rights and other EU rights

The Government’s approach to Brexit and human rights

The scope of our Report

2 Residence rights

The legal framework

Residence rights and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Implications of Brexit for the rights of British citizens elsewhere in the EU


3 The Charter of Fundamental Rights and other EU rights and the ‘Great Repeal Bill’


The status of the Charter

An example of the additional rights provided by the Charter: Data rights and privacy

A brief comment on other EU law rights

The ‘Great Repeal Bill’

Parliamentary accountability

Rights post-Brexit

Rights in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland



4 Trade agreements


Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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