End EU migrant uncertainty! Expert says UK could be punished by human rights courts


Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, College Associate Dean & Senior Lecturer in Law, Brunel University London
Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, College Associate Dean & Senior Lecturer in Law, Brunel University London

Britain could be punished by the Europe’s human rights court if it continues the “prolonged uncertainty” over the rights of EU citizens, according to legal expert Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos.

'Britain in Europe' founder and acdemic adviser to New Europeans., Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, warned the UK it could be flouting laws under the European Convention on Human Rights. He warned the continued uncertainty surrounding European Union citizens' could trigger claims under Article 8 of the ECHR over their right to a ”private and family life, his home and his correspondence". Dr Giannoulopoulos, a Brunel University lecturer, told a House of Lords EU-Justice subcommittee: “Uncertainty in itself is a potential violation and breach of this right under Article 8 because the UK have failed to secure European citizens’ rights to stay. 

“There is a more grey area, but there is good scope in my view, it might trigger claims for right to private and family live, depending on existing and continuing uncertainty.”

Read the full article in the Daily Express here.

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