ILPA report: EU residence rights after Brexit (22 January 2020)


This report is concerned with the continuing legal protection, after Brexit, of residence rights flowing from EU free movement law.

Following the UK general election on 12 December 2019, which returned a significant majority for the Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson, we are assuming that the October 2019 version of the Withdrawal Agreement will be ratified by both parties, and implemented in the UK through the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

The recommendations in this report are addressed to policy-makers, to ensure EU residence rights are given proper protection. The report is also designed to provide information to immigration practitioners and the public about the wider debate on EU residence rights.

An earlier version of this report was published for ILPA members only on 28 November 2019. This is an updated version.

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