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A culture change is needed within the UK government to ensure the protection of EU citizens' rights post Brexit. The proposed Independent Monitoring Authority's mission should be defined with the ambition required to achieve that.

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November 2, 2019

Britain in Europe were delighted to welcome to Goldsmiths Jessica Simor QC, of Matrix Chambers, who was counsel in the first Miller case, representing the second Claimant, Dos Santos, and the Executive Partner of leading law firm Mishcon de Reya (and Hea...

September 30, 2019

In the 1970s, Lord Hailsham warned that Britain was in danger of sinking into an ‘elective dictatorship’ because of the vulnerability of its constitutional arrangements. 

BiE's Prof Julian Petley says his warning, which was aimed at the left, is more relevant than ever...

September 24, 2019

“The rule of law was under severe attack. The rule of law has prevailed.”, wrote BiE director, Prof Giannoulopoulos, in a letter to The Guardian, following the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Cherry and Miller (2) that the Prime Minister’s suspension of parliam...

September 13, 2019

Britain risks being at the “tyranny of the executive” as the government continues to show disregard for the rule of law and judicial independence, according to a letter from BiE director, Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, published in The Guardian today.

In a strongl...

July 10, 2019

A Lawyers for a People's Vote letter, published in the Guardian on Friday, July 5th, urges both candidates for the Tory leadership to commit to implementing the legal arrangements for a confirmatory vote as an integral part of the Brexit decision.

The letter underlines...

June 16, 2019

In an article for 'open Democracy', BiE experts Prof Julian Petley and Prof Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos reflect on Parliament, human rights and judges – how Brexiteers see all of these as impediments to their increasingly autocratic leaders.

Taking the recent attacks on p...

Dominic Grieve QC, the former Attorney General and MP for Beaconsfield - with whom the 'Britain in Europe' think tank has had the pleasure to collaborate on a number of occasions in recent years, in engaging with the Brexit and 'Human Rights Act' debates - is facing a...

March 31, 2019

On 12 February 2019, a Goldsmiths Law/Britain in Europe thinktank roundtable event, in partnership with the Brexit Brits Abroad project, took stock of defeats and victories in the continuing battle to safeguard citizens’ rights after Brexit, and looked into the difficu...

On 22nd of January 2019, the Royal Society of Arts hosted the latest Knowing Our Rights seminar; a research project based at Goldsmiths University of London and supported by the Britain in Europe thinktank.

Experts in human rights discussed the European Convention on Hu...

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