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Brexit’s Effect on Citizens, Human Rights & Immigration

Benson, M., Bica, M. C., Desira, C. , Erdunast, P., Masri, N., Persey, O., Sumption, M., Wilkins, H., Yong, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3939-6781, York, S., Zagrodniczek, K. & Zarkovic, M. (2019). Brexit’s Effect on Citizens, Human Rights & Immigration (City Law School (CLS) Research Paper No. 2019/03). London, Uk: City Law School Working Paper Series.


This report records the roundtable on “Brexit’s Effect on Citizens, Human Rights and Immigration” organised by Dr Adrienne Yong on 11 June 2019 at City, University of London funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) 2018/19.
Speakers included:
• Hannah Wilkins (House of Commons Library)
• Blanca Grey (Home Office)1
• Paul Erdunast (Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association - ILPA)
• Christopher Desira (Seraphus Solicitors)
• Nicole Masri (Rights of Women)
• Ollie Persey (Public Law Project)
• Katarzyna Zagrodniczek (East European Resource Centre)
• Mihai Calin Bica (Roma Support Group)
• Dr Adrienne Yong (City, University of London)
• Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths, University of London)
• Madeleine Sumption (Migration Observatory)
• Sheona York (Kent Law Clinic)
A host of unique legal questions were raised in the aftermath of the UK’s referendum result where the electorate voted in favour of leaving the EU on the 23 June 2016. Opinion has been split as to whether the UK and EU have indeed struck a fair deal for citizens, with arguments that citizens have been used as bargaining chips throughout the process to achieve a deal. As negotiations progressed towards the original mandated date of withdrawal, 29 March 2019, various schemes emerged to handle post-Brexit immigration of EU citizens in the UK and reciprocal arrangements for British citizens in the EU. This is now reflected in the EU Settlement Scheme, the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill, and the reciprocity agreed with EU Member States as to British citizens in the EU. These issues and more were discussed at the roundtable.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: © The Authors, 2019.
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > CLS Working Paper Series
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
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