A huge victory for human rights and common sense - Peers vote to keep EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

23 April 2018

Thie evening the House of Lords voted by a majority of 71 to keep the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights after the UK leaves the European Union. Following the vote, Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty, said:

“This is a huge victory for human rights and common sense. The Lords have sent a clear message to the Government – you can’t use Brexit to take away people’s rights.

“Singling out the Charter as the only law ministers refused to bring home from the EU was a cynically politicised move built on hostility to laws that protect us all from abuses of power. It’s time the Government provided the certainty our country needs and brought home all our hard-won rights.”

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