Brexit's potential impacts on business & human rights

On June 23rd, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a public referendum. On this page, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre collects articles related to what Brexit would mean for human rights, climate change & environment, labour rights, and other business & human rights issues.

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22 January 2018

European Parliament votes to restrict exports of surveillance equipment

Author: Bill Goodwin, Computer Weekly

European Parliament votes to tighten export controls to restrict supply of surveillance and encryption technology to states with poor human rights records amid fears British companies may not have to comply after Brexit......

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10 January 2018

UK: Lush defends right to free movement in response to Brexit

Author: Aamna Mohdin, Quartz

"Lush, a great UK success story, is helping its workers leave Brexit Britain—and keep their jobs", 11 Aug 2017...

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8 December 2017

Brexit: Businesses speak out for rights of EU & UK citizens, incl. social rights

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31 March 2017

Commentary: Could Brexit increase risks of modern slavery?

Author: Andrew Crane, Open Democracy UK

Brexit as a driver of modern slavery?, 29 Mar 2017...

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27 June 2016

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27 June 2016

General human rights

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27 June 2016

Labour rights

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27 June 2016

Other corporate responsibility/business & human rights issues

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