Mapping the Great Repeal: EU Law and the Protection of Human Rights

A report on Brexit and the implications for human rights, equality and social justice.

Thomas Paine Initiative

This report explores the scope of protection for individual rights by EU law within the UK and the potential impact of Brexit on the protection of these rights. This provides a basic introduction to the protection and promotion of human rights by the EU and the impact of EU law and practice on some key domestic guarantees.

The report focuses on three areas identified as susceptible to risk: equality, immigration and asylum and data protection. Its purpose is to help thinking about how Brexit might affect the protection of human rights in the UK and the work of civil society organisations on human rights issues.

Publication date: October 2016

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