Beyond Brexit: the Future of Trade, Equality and Human Rights

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Room A1H1, European Parliament

Altiero Spinelli 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60

Brussels 1047

Belgium

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As the UK’s departure from the European Union approaches, the British Government is preparing to take on the new responsibility of trade negotiations. The Trade Bill currently passing through the British Parliament is laying the groundwork for this. Civil society has called for the inclusion of Human Rights and Democracy clauses that are at least equal to the EU’s standards, and others emphasise that this is also an opportunity to introduce higher standards.

This seminar will consider:

  • What does best practice look like?
  • What consultation mechanisms should be put in place for civil society to bring complaints about alleged breaches?
  • How can we make sure human rights and equality are at the heart of the discussion on trade?
  • What role is there for business and civil society in this?

Objectives of the event:

  • Develop the idea of a strong nexus between equality, human rights and trade, and discuss best practices for guaranteeing their interdependence;
  • Discuss concrete steps towards ensuring trade negotiations and discussions have a strong equality and human rights component;
  • Outlining the key aspects and features of a model human rights and democracy clause; and
  • Consider the above within the context of Brexit.

Please note if you would like to attend this event but do not have a pass to enter the European Parliament, you will need to provide your first and last name, date of birth, type ofp photo identification (e.g. passport) and identity number, to international@equalityhumanrights.com by the Monday 29th of October.

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Room A1H1, European Parliament

Altiero Spinelli 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60

Brussels 1047

Belgium

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