Liberty will undertake research, monitor actions of public officials, and produce expert publications targeted to audiences to provide robust and accurate information about the human rights implications of Brexit.
These publications will include:
briefings to parliamentarians and policymakers who are struggling to grasp wide-ranging and complex issues;
white papers intended for an expert audience grappling with the nuances of law and policy; and
accessible public communications designed to ensure that facts are not overwhelmed by soundbites around Brexit.
These publications will focus on:
the risk human rights protections will be rolled back and democratic scrutiny undermined in the process of incorporating European Union (EU) law after Brexit;
the risk human rights protections will be eroded in the process of direct negotiations between the UK and the EU over international agreements implicating justice, security, data protection, immigration and asylum.
The project leverages Liberty’s expertise, supporting the work of other organisations working toward similar goals to educate parliamentarians and policymakers through briefings and media advocacy. Liberty will collaborate closely with AIUK and the Public Law Project (PLP), play an active role in the “Repeal Bill Alliance” hosted by Unlock Democracy, and participate in the forthcoming Bingham Centre Expert Working Group.
Increase Public Understanding
Advance High Quality Thinking
Increase Access to Employment
People Working in the Law
Implications of Brexit
Legal Needs in Healthcare Settings
Influence the Online Court
Develop Robust Evidence Base
Understand Role of Technology
Law Reform, Policy and Regulation
Communications to Disseminate Learning
Legal Advice Centre (University House)
Legal Expenses Insurance Project
October 3, 2017
This Legal Expenses Insurance project is now entering its third year. In the previous two years work has been undertaken to scale up the sector's knowledge of how to engage with LEI and to undertake LEI casework. Engagement with key stakeholders was sought, to get them to understand the potential of LEI as a key part of the Access to Justice agenda.
This funding will allow this work to continue for two further years at a local and national level.
An LEI toolkit will be produced, for independent advice centres and other bodies to help them engage with LEI. Part of this work will include working with LexisNexis in order to develop an online LEI checker tool, which can also be used during advice triage. The ‘checker’ will be similar to the existing online Legal Aid eligibility tool, and will assist users and advisers to determine whether someone potentially has LEI.
Work will continue with key stakeholders to directly engage with the insurance and finance sectors. Both the coverage and scope of LEI will be developed, in order to provide a universal umbrella of LEI support.