Retained EU Law Bill – HRC Briefing

October 27, 2022

The Consortium recently shared our briefing on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill with MPs in advance of the second reading of the Bill in the House of Commons on the 25th of October.

Unfortunately, the Bill continues in what is now a well-worn pattern of attempts to undermine existing standards of protections and human rights. If enacted the Bill will have wide-ranging implications for the legal system and the maintenance of rights and standards across the UK.

It contains numerous proposals to enable Government to more easily remove, replace, and update Retained EU Law (REUL) without parliamentary scrutiny, while placing the entire spectrum of retained law under a sunset clause which would cause it to expire at the end of 2023 unless preserved by a UK Government Minister.

In summary, our concerns with the Bill are as follows:

You can find our full briefing to MPs covering these initial concerns available to download below.

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Downloadable Resources

Download HRC Retained EU Law Bill Briefing

HRC Retained EU Law Bill Briefing


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