The Threats Brexit Poses to Human Rights

much of the commentary has been focused on the threats the break set process may pose to legal human rights protection in the United Kingdom in contrast other commentators have argued that these concerns are radically overstated there are two streams of thought about the potential impact of pranks at on human rights the first strain of thought views arose as bridezillas presenting a significant threat to existing human rights protection in the UK it views that as opening up the possibility that human rights will become a rodas that key elements of fundamental rights protection in areas such as the rights of migrants the rights of workers and varna mental rights privacy rights that these rights will be opened up for dilution and potential erosion in the wake of brexit then there's the second school of thought that actually sees Briggs at perhaps as an opportunity and an opportunity for the UK to shape its own human rights standards to decide what's best for itself in the realm of human rights protection free of EU influence or at least less EU influence to sort of shape is sort of a British version of Rights which is less influenced by European standards the point is that post breaks at all of these rights which at the moment you know can only be changed by EU legislation they're protected by the Court of Justice of the EU they've been given a very strong purpose of interpretation by the courts of justice of the EU which has really reinforced protection under these instruments after breakfast all of these instruments are open to being diluted repealed and so on which means that the risks to human rights that breaks and potentially poses will become real now the fact that the risks are there it doesn't mean they have to materialize and I think this is a very very important point Greg's that could result in the dilution of migrant rights could result in dilution of environmental rights could result in serious erosion of workers rights but it doesn't have to mean any of these things brags it could be rights neutral it could even be rights positive going forward if the UK Parliament decides to develop law in a particular way then reinforces rights protection there is nothing guaranteed about breaks that that necessarily leads on to rights erosion having said that there are concerns politicians have made noises that breaks that allows them to do things which would undermine existing privacy rights which would undermine exist environmental rights which would undermine workers rights mr. speaker want to congratulate the Honourable member for Sharon Wilson on his appointment as a set as the Secretary of State he now becomes our chief negotiator on an issue that could not be more important or more urgent but this new Secretary of State is on record as wanting to tear up people's rights he said and I quote I don't support the Human Rights Act leaving the European Union would present enormous opportunities to ease the regulatory burden on employers so I think it's quite important as break circles forward that first of all politicians provide reassurances as to the level of rights protection and to give some clarity that's what they want to do going forward secondly I think it's incredibly important to that respect for human rights be recognized as foreign a key part of the process so it's time I suppose putting it nice and simply for the UK to take human rights serious brexit and human rights are just one of many topics covered within complexities embrace this book looks at the legal governance challenges presented by the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union and illustrates the many connective elements across all five topic areas you

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