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23 October 2023

Immigration partner, Roberta Haslam, contributes to IBA article looking at the UK’s possible withdrawal from the ECHR

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Roberta Haslam, partner in our Immigration, Asylum and Nationality team, has been quoted in a recent article published by the International Bar Association (IBA), discussing the potential fallout which could arise should the UK choose to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

In the piece, Roberta highlights the dangers and implications of a potential withdrawal given that the UK currently has no alternative codified legislation enshrining human rights law in the UK. ‘Those living in and entering the UK would be left without the protections offered by the ECHR, an internationally recognised and respected Convention, and oversight by an international court’, Roberta noted in the article.

She stressed that a departure ‘would undermine the UK’s role on international human rights issues and would also risk destabilising the UK, with the ECHR playing a fundamental part of the Good Friday Agreement and the Northern Ireland Protocol.’

The full article can be accessed here:

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