Brexit bill leaves a hole in UK human rights

British civil rights groups sound a warning in the Observer over effects of EU withdrawal legislation

A human rights deficit will be created by the government’s EU withdrawal bill, leaving many different groups in society without adequate protection, leading civil rights bodies warn in a letter published in the Observer.

The organisations spell out profound concerns that a raft of rights will be jettisoned with no adequate replacement once the bill becomes law and the UK leaves the EU.

The protection afforded by the EU charter of fundamental rights is much stronger than the Human Rights Act

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