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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20 August 2018

UK: Co's likely to squeeze suppliers to cope with rising costs after Brexit, survey finds; raises concerns about vulnerable workers

Author: Michael Savage, The Observer (via The Guardian)

"Workers pay the price as big British companies squeeze their suppliers", 18 August 2018...

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17 July 2018

UK: Brexit white paper commits to keeping EU rules on workers’ rights & environment

Author: Luke James, Yahoo Finance UK

"UK to keep EU rules on workers’ rights and the environment after Brexit", 12 July 2018...

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4 July 2018

Romania: Price pressure following Brexit threatens to worsen working conditions in garment industry, report finds

Author: Laura Stefanut, BalkanInsight

"Brexit Blues for Romania’s Embattled Garment Industry", 2 July 2018...

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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

Climate change & environment

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27 June 2016

General human rights

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27 June 2016

Labour rights

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