Brexit

 

About the Inquiry

Ongoing work to examine the implications for equalities and human rights in Scotland of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Brexit-related Statutory Instruments (SIs)

Click here to see any Brexit-related SIs referred to the EHRiC Committee for consideration

Evidence

3 November 2016:

Departure of the UK from the European Union - implications for equalities and human rights:

The Committee took evidence from—

  • Lynn Welsh, Head of Legal in Scotland, Equality and Human Rights Commission;
  • Judith Robertson, Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission;
  • Dr Tobias Lock, Senior Lecturer in EU Law, and Dr Cormac Mac Amhlaigh, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Edinburgh;
  • Prof Muriel Robison, Lecturer in Law, University of Glasgow;
  • Prof Nicole Busby, Professor of Labour Law, University of Strathclyde

Papers for meeting

Official Report

27 April 2017:

Departure of the UK from the European Union - implications for equalities and human rights:

The Committee took evidence from—

  • Craig Wilson, Public Affairs and Parliamentary Officer, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations;
  • Professor Ali Watson, Executive Director, Third Generation Project,University of St Andrews.

Papers for meeting

Official Report

30 November 2017:

Departure of the UK from the European Union - implications for equalities and human rights:

The Committee took evidence from—

  • Lynn Welsh, Head of Legal in Scotland, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • David Cabrelli, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh.

Papers for meeting

Official Report

8 and 15 March 2018

On 27 February 2018 the Scottish Government introduced the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill into the Parliament. Part 5 of the Bill relates to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In order to inform MSPs consideration of the Bill, the Committee held two oral evidence sessions on issues in the Bill relating to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights-

8 March 2018:

The Committee took evidence from: Dr Tobias Lock, Senior Lecturer in EU Law, University of Edinburgh

Official Report

15 March 2018:

The Committee took evidence from-

  • Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe,
  • Alison Coull, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government
  • Graham Fisher, Head of Branch 1, Constitutional and Civil Law Division, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government
  • Duncan Isles, Head of Human Rights Policy, Scottish Government
  • Luke McBratney, Policy Officer, Constitution and UK Relations Division, Scottish Government.

Official Report

Correspondence

 
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