Brexit and human rights?

Given last week’s exciting vote in Britain, some of you are probably wondering; does Britain’s “leave” vote that will result in the eventual Brexit have consequences that affect human rights in the U.K.? In his recent blog posting, Tobias Lock discusses that to answer that question one must make sure they aren’t confusing the European Union (and its Court of Justice) with the European Convention on Human Rights. The Convention is binding on 47 countries, which includes the UK and the convention is separate from the European Union. So the short answer is no, Brexit will not change the UK’s obligations to protect human rights in accordance with the Convention.

In the meanwhile, while waiting for Brexit to conclude (over the next two years), you can read Mr. Lock’s full posting at Oxford University Press Blog.

We would love to hear your thoughts on Brexit. You can respond below or comment on our Facebook page. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to ‘Change clothes, change lives!’


2016 02 18 Personal photo - for blogAbout the author: When Walter is not writing for the “Change Clothes. Change Lives Blog,” he can be found studying in pursuit of an MBA, flying around Tampa’s airspace in a small Cessna, or dancing Argentine Tango at a local Milonga.


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