"Uncertain Future: Rights and Citizenship in post-Brexit Britain"
Sakharov Debate, London, 2 December 2016
Brexit is throwing up myriad pressing questions, not least among them the residence and citizenship rights for EU nationals in the run-up to withdrawal and after. As things stand, it is unclear what criteria may be applied to determine who will be allowed to stay, on what basis and with what guarantees. The same applies to UK citizens living in other parts of the EU.
The government has said there will be no material change in the status of EU nationals while the UK remains a member of the Union but how might things change thereafter? Have the rights of EU citizens already been eroded since the referendum? How will any post-Brexit rights be enforced and what will the UK human rights regime look like?
Dr Ruvi Ziegler, New Europeans Citizenship Unit; Lecturer in Law and Programme Director, Global LLMs in Human rights, International law, and Advanced Legal Studies, University of Reading School of Law
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