EHRC HoL briefing on the Immigration Bill
The Equality and Human Rights Commission as given written evidence to the House of Lords on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, for Committee Stage debate which starts today.
Our evidence recommends strengthening the Bill in four priority areas to help safeguard equality and human rights:
- Protecting Parliament’s role in scrutinising the UK’s equality and human rights legal framework, by narrowing the scope of delegated powers and improving transparency and scrutiny
- Ensuring that equality and human rights laws that are derived from EU directives continue to be recognised and available in domestic law
- Ensuring immigration detention is used only as a time time-limited measure of last resort
- Protecting access to essential public services by preventing data sharing for immigration enforcement purposes
You can read the full briefing here.