Brexit & human rights is a year-long policy and advocacy project carried out by the Labour Campaign for Human Rights (LCHR), running from June 2017 to June 2018. Our aim is to influence Brexit and post-Brexit policy in Labour and progressive circles, in order to make it compatible with human rights.

With the assistance of a group of expert advisors, and with input from all the different constituent parts of the Labour movement, LCHR is examining the challenges and opportunities that Brexit poses for human rights in the UK. We are inviting submissions from MPs, trade unions, civil society, Labour CLPs and members, and like-minded political parties, and holding high-level workshops focusing on the key issues. We will produce policy analysis and ideas to help inform the Labour Party and other progressive parties on how to ensure human rights are protected during and after Brexit.

The five key issues we are focusing on are:

  • Citizens’ rights, such as the residency rights of EU nationals living in the UK.
  • The immigration system after Brexit.
  • Human rights in post-Brexit trade deals.
  • Equality and employment rights.
  • Hate crimes and xenophobia.

Our expert advisors are drawn from trade unions, civil society, the Labour Party, and academia.