The EU is facing a judicial challenge over the Brexit deal, with British citizens’ rights being questioned.
According to a Human Rights Law expert, the EU is facing a legal challenge over the conclusion of the EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
The upcoming litigation, according to Steve Peers, a professor at the University of Essex, is comparable to challenges to the departure deal about British nationals keeping EU membership. The lawsuit is referred to as vs. European Union Council. It asks the court to “annul the trade agreement agreed on December 30, 2020 by the Council of the European Union and the UK government, as well as the Council of the European Union’s decision to sign it on April 29, 2021.” “Insofar as they do not maintain the freedom of movement of UK nationals with close family and ownership links in the territory of the European Union under Article VSTV 1,” it says of the ruling. There are two basic reasons in support of the assertion.
The first claims that the ‘agreement’ “violates the rule of law by the trade and cooperation agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community on the one hand and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the other hand,” and that this precludes the provisions from being challenged in court, particularly before EU courts.
The second, and more intimate, argument examines the rights of British citizens living in the EU, including land ownership, prior work in EU enterprises, nationality discrimination, and the right to a private family life.
Prof Peers said in a tweet: “The law on Brexit is in effect.
“A legal challenge has been filed against the EU Council’s conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, claiming that it does not preserve British rights.
“Similar to the current challenges to the separation deal relating to British nationals keeping EU citizenship – likely to be a long-term issue.”
According to The Week, the Brexit deal puts tens of thousands of Britons residing in the EU at risk of losing their ability to remain in the bloc.
Prior to Brexit, approximately 1.3 million British citizens lived in the EU.
“After the UK left the EU, the bloc split into two groups,” according to an article in The Times.
14 nations, including Italy, Spain, and Portugal, have implemented automatic post-Brexit residency rights systems.”
“The remaining 13 states require,” it continued. “Brinkwire Summary News.”