There are a number of imminent rights protections gaps that will result from Brexit. Some of these areas were to be addressed in the context of the EU-UK future relationship negotiations yet seem to have fallen off the agenda as the end of the transition period approaches.
The pandemic, alongside a perception such matters have already been addressed in the NI Protocol or limited Common Travel Area provision, has removed necessary focus on remedial measures.
There is now very limited time for such matters to be addressed either in a future relationship treaty or, in a ‘no deal’ scenario, by unilateral measures by taken the EU, Irish government, or UK government.
We have produced a new briefing note highlighting the many areas that need to be urgently tackled.
Download this here.