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Legal experts say Brussels has right to take retaliatory action, making cross-border law enforcement harder. / We have noted the reaction of the United Nations, and they are really concerned about what’s going on,” Anton Hofreiter, the chair of the committee, told reporters in London.
Brussels commissioner says bill breaches convention, as legal experts warn of risk to Brexit trade deal.
There is a split within the Cabinet over the UK’s continued membership of the European Convention on Human Rights.
With Brexit, Britain returned from a codified and protected constitutional system, to an uncodified and unprotected one based on the sovereignty of Parliament.
Iain Overton reflects on the Government’s policy of Free Trade Deals with countries regardless of their human rights record.
Britain increases arms exports to world’s most repressive regimes by nearly a third since Brexit vote 14/01/2018
Britain has dramatically increased the value of weaponry and defence equipment it sells to the world’s most repressive regimes since vows by senior ministers to expand arms exports after the Brexit vote.
Britain’s TUC and Indian unions alike have raised concerns about deteriorating work conditions for workers, low pay and exploitation.
The Irish political party pushing to unify the island wants Ottawa to halt post-Brexit trade talks with Britain, arguing that London is undermining the agreement that brokered peace between Catholics and Protestants.
Home secretary Suella Braverman has sparked a new government row after calling for the UK to leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Government scraps plan to enforce human rights with Brexit trade deals, leaked letter reveals 28/08/2022
Human rights to be kept ‘separate’ from trade talks despite earlier promises.
Move comes as Britain drops rules requiring nations to sign up to conventions on areas such as torture and corruption.
Why the Bill of Rights poses problems for human rights in Europe – and the UK’s international standing 11/08/2022
While the government has clarified that the UK will remain a party to the ECHR, as Mark Elliott observes, the Bill aims at ‘substantially decoupling’ the UK from it.
Police have seized amplifiers and speakers used by a long-running anti-Brexit protest outside the House of Parliament, under a new anti-protest law pushed through by Priti Patel.
Ministers are desperate to sign new trade deals after damaging the UK economy with Brexit.
Farage asked what the best thing to come out of Brexit is – his response is beyond parody 25/06/2022
The former UKIPer said Brexit 2.0 would be getting Britain out of the European Court of Human Rights... like Russia.
Tories will block courts from ruling on human rights violations in 'dangerous power grab' 22/06/2022
Boris Johnson was accused of “ransacking” Brits’ human rights tonight as he blocks fights against his government being heard in court.
Ministers warned against trade deal with Gulf states over ‘appalling’ human rights record 22/06/2022
Trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan kicking off talks in Saudi Arabia.
Proposal to replace Human Rights Act with bill of rights is effort to make government ‘untouchable’, say critics.
"Happy Magna Carta day! Let's celebrate due process and equality before the law since 1215! Or, as the Tories would have it, meddling lefty lawyers."
A former top Rwanda diplomat forced into exile has attacked government claims that his country is safe to receive refugees from the UK – likening it to “a detention camp”.
The Public Accounts Committee warned of "trade-offs" across "agriculture, the environment and human rights”.
As Boris Johnson prepares to schmooze Saudi Arabia, Sam Bright reports on the UK’s growing trade relationships with despotic regimes.
The government’s attack on the Human Rights Act is a betrayal of those Conservatives who helped create it.
Former Brexit secretary David Davis says Priti Patel’s plans could foster a situation similar to notorious US detention camp.