Brexit trade treaty ‘could be terminated’ if UK quits ECHR over small boat crossings

Lisa O’Carroll, Brexit correspondent

The Guardian

8th March 2023

The UK’s trade agreement with the EU could be immediately terminated if the British government quits the European convention on human rights (EHCR)

Steve Peers, a professor of EU and human rights law says “If the UK left the ECHR or denounces all or part of it, it is fairly clear that the EU would suspend the police and security agreement”.

Any attempt at restricting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers would allow the EU to impose an immediate suspension of the UK EU 2020 Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The EU has the right to take retaliatory action including the ending of the agreements on extradition and access to the database of biometric data.


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