Human rights protection as justice in post-Brexit Britain

The paper explores how human rights protection is overlooked amongst the chaos that has befallen the UK in its complicated process of negotiating an exit from the EU. The protection of these rights has garnered attention, mostly because of the UK’s past behaviour towards accepting European human rights in its own domestic regime. There has been a noticeable resistance towards the two main sources of European human rights – the EU Charter, and the ECHR. Brexit now raises legitimate concerns about potential lacunas in the law surrounding human rights protection after withdrawal, and whether this will be “just” for the various stakeholders – EU citizens in the UK, British citizens in the EU, and any individual in the UK that would be subject to its domestic legislative system after Brexit. The paper discusses the definition of justice in the context of European human rights protection, to be addressed as part of the negotiations on post-Brexit Britain.