EHRC launch briefing for House of Lords committee stage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

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2nd March 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published their latest briefing for House of Lords Committee stage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. This briefing covers amendments to clarify the status of future decisions of the Court of Justice of the EU,  introduce a domestic Right to Equality in the Bill and rule out the use of delegated powers to reduce equality and human rights protections

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published their latest briefing for House of Lords Committee stage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which can be found here.

In this briefing the Commission recommends support for the following amendments:

  • 56 which requires a court or tribunal to have regard to future decisions of the European Court where relevant to the proper interpretation of retained EU law
  • 70A which introduces a new clause to ensure that the rights to equality presently enjoyed in accordance with EU law are enshrined in domestic law after the UK leaves the EU
  • 82, 161, 259, 242A and 245A relating to the use of delegated powers