Leicester academic contributes to report launched in Parliament on the status of Irish citizens after Brexit

Bernard Ryan, Professor of Migration Law in Leicester Law School has contributed to a report concerning the status of Irish citizens who are resident in the United Kingdom after Brexit.

The report, Brexit and Irish citizens in the UK; How to safeguard the rights of Irish citizens in an uncertain future was published by national charity the Traveller Movement on 4 December.

Professor Ryan advised on the report, and spoke at its launch at a meeting of the ‘Irish in Britain’ group of MPs and peers in Parliament.

Professor Ryan said that: “The Government’s position is that the rights of Irish citizens to live in the United Kingdom after Brexit are already protected in law. This report shows that the legal status of Irish citizens is uncertain, and makes the case for legislation to recognise a right of residence for them after Brexit. The report has already led to questions to Ministers in both Houses, and we hope that it will lead the Government to commit to a legislative guarantee for Irish citizens.”

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