Brexit has prompted a record number of trademark applications in the UK, according to new data. There were 195,000 trademarks registered in the UK in the past year, an increase of 54 per cent on the previous year's figure of 127,000.
Northern Ireland's equality and human rights watchdogs have called on the UK government and European Union to find an urgent solution to alleviate ongoing post-Brexit shortages of kosher food. The Jewish community in Northern Ireland is facing major issues in sourcing kosher food due to the practica
A body established to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK is taking Priti Patel's Home Office to court. The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has issued judicial review proceedings against the Home Office, as it considers their position that cit
The boards of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland have held their first joint meeting. The board members met in Dundalk to to review and plan the work of the three commissions on overseeing and
The UK government must address ethical, legal, logistical and political challenges arising from new border checks due to launch next year that will affect UK residents travelling to the EU, according to the House of Lords justice and home affairs committee. In a letter to the Home Secretary, the com
Any move by the UK to invoke Article 16 to suspend parts of the Brexit deal would risk equality and human rights protections for people in Northern Ireland, Amnesty International has said. The human rights group has written to UK and EU negotiators Lord Frost and Maroš Šefčovič to wa
A new book by Professor Federico Fabbrini, director of the DCU Brexit Institute and full professor of EU law at the DCU School of Law and Government, provides the first comprehensive academic analysis of the new terms of EU-UK relations post-Brexit. Launched today, The Law & Politics of Brexit V
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is set to rule in November on whether extraditions between EU member states and the UK must go ahead following Brexit. A case referred to the court by the Irish Supreme Court seeks to clarify whether the surrender provisions of the Withdrawal Agreeme
Niall Moran examines the stalemate between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. On July 21, the UK government published its command paper seeking fundamental change to the rules governing trade in goods and the “overarching instituti
Les Allamby, the outgoing chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), reflects on the human rights landscape in Northern Ireland ahead of the end of his term early next week. Human rights remains a contested space, both publicly and politically. Nonetheless, as I refl
European citizens are being detained and threatened with deportation, despite having applied for settled status – contrary to the Brexit withdrawal agreement. The Home Office has served EU nationals removal directions even though they could prove they had applied for settled status.
The Supreme Court has referred a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in which the appellants challenged the legal basis for their surrender to the UK on foot of a European arrest warrant. The appellants had claimed that the EAW system between Ireland and the UK was invalid beca
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to be given new powers to fine companies that rip off customers, make misleading claims, or have unfair terms and conditions. It is expected that Kwasi Kwarteng, business secretary, will announce the proposals next week to strengthen the CMA's powers po
The High Court has dismissed two legal challenges brought by several high-profile unionist politicians to the EU Withdrawal Protocol and the Withdrawal Acts and Regulations. The applicants claimed that Northern Ireland had been placed on a different constitutional footing than the other parts of the