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In March last year, Dominic Cummings, former Campaign Director of Vote Leave, warned that after Brexit happens “we’ll be coming for the ECHR… and we’ll win that by more than 52-48…” For anyone who has paid attention to the public debate over the Human Rights Act (HRA) and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the past decade, those were chilling words.
The UK’s Brexit Minister has written to the EU encouraging it to agree to ‘ring-fence’ the rights of Britons living abroad in the EU and EU citizens abroad in the UK – however contrary to some reports, the EU has issued no response to this as yet.
Michel Barnier said in his letter to the Brexit secretary that citizens’ rights could not be picked apart from the withdrawal agreement.
Data shows only one in 10 EU citizens able to vote in some parts of Britain. / The government has been accused of “shocking complacency” over the European election voting rights controversy as new data revealed that as few as one in 10 EU citizens were able to cast their vote in some areas of Britain.
itizens from EU countries living in the UK are being turned away at polling stations across the country. #DeniedMyVote
Government accused of failing to make clear an additional form must be filled in - just two days before voting. / Millions of EU citizens are demanding urgent action to stop them being turned away from polling booths at the European elections because of red tape.
The government has signed a Brexit side-deal with Ireland to guarantee Irish and British citizens retain special rights in each others countries in the event of no deal.
Agreement will guarantee the free movement of people between the two countries. / The British and Irish governments will on Wednesday sign a deal to guarantee that rights offered by the Common Travel Area (CTA) will continue after the United Kingdom quits the European Union.
The government is facing a legal challenge over its preparations for the upcoming European parliament elections amid fears that millions of EU citizens in the UK could be deprived of their vote.
The European Parliament has approved new EU rules to protect workers in the so-called "gig economy". / The law sets minimum rights and demands increased transparency for those in "on-demand" jobs, such as at Uber or Deliveroo.
MPs say existing laws that stop 10 million people voting should 'shame us as a society'.
The government has said it is not carrying out a "formal review" into the post-Brexit rights of Irish citizens who were born in Northern Ireland. It follows concerns that a change in UK immigration rules could mean the loss of some rights after Brexit.
Activist calls for UK to clarify changes to law, says it creates ‘two tiers of Irish citizens’. / The UK government is under pressure to clarify immigration rules that human rights activists say undermine the rights of Northern Ireland-born Irish citizens under the Belfast Agreement.
EU children in the care of local authorities also face an uphill struggle, lawyer warns.
As I feared, it seems that European citizens in the UK face being stripped of many rights after Brexit
Free movement, housing and social security rights at risk, says parliamentary report.
More than 1 million EU citizens are set to be hit by call charges as they try to work out whether they can stay in the UK after Brexit, PoliticsHome can reveal.
Imagine that you have lived, worked, started a family and built a life in a country which you now call home. And all of a sudden, your rights to do all these things are questioned and soon going to change. Will life be the same?
Theresa May has been accused of offering “meaningless empty rhetoric” on workers’ rights to win support for her Brexit deal, while quietly eroding vital protections in a no-deal scenario.
Spain is poised to approve a new law containing contingency plans in the event that Britain crashes out of the European Union on March 29th without ratifying the Withdrawal Agreement.
The amendment tabled on Tuesday morning by the Tory backbencher Alberto Costa seeks to ringfence the rights of all British nationals settled in the EU as well as EU citizens in the UK, regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
Her [Theresa May's] plans for EU citizens in a no-deal Brexit scenario has been criticised by Alberto Costa, a loyalist MP who works as a parliamentary private secretary for David Mundell, the Scottish secretary. Mr Costa will table a motion to protect the right of three million EU citizens in the UK and one million UK citizens in the event of no deal.
‘You could have quite a lot of children who could pass the deadline for the settlement scheme, be completely unaware of their rights – and to lose their rights’.
The 2016 referendum, which resulted in a narrow win for those campaigning to leave the European Union, has posed perhaps the most complex set of questions ever faced by a peacetime government.