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Justice Minister questioned as part of Rights after Brexit inquiry

11 June 2019

The EU Justice Sub-Committee continues its inquiry into Rights after Brexit by hearing from the Justice Minister and Deputy Director, Global Strategy and Rights, Ministry of Justice.

Background

The session will focus on issues including rights protections post-Brexit, different approaches to rights in the devolved nations, and potential issues for representation in Northern Ireland.

Witnesses

Tuesday 11 June in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.45am

  • Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
  • Alice Adamson, Deputy Director Global Strategy and Rights, Ministry of Justice

Possible questions

  • Why were changes made to the political declaration which appear to weaken the Government's commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights?
  • What is the Government's response to concerns that the rights of individuals and business will be weakened by the removal of the Charter of Fundamental Rights?
  • What is the UK Government's response to the proposal for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide human rights leadership?
  • Given that the Equality Act 2010 does not apply in Northern Ireland, is the removal of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the supremacy of EU law of greater significance there?
  • Should UK judges should be allowed to continue to serve on the CJEU during any transition period?

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