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Matt Evans is the Director of the AIRE Centre, a specialist charity whose mission is to promote awareness of European law rights and assist marginalised individuals and those in vulnerable circumstances to assert those rights. Previously he was the Managing Solicitor at the Prisoners Advice Service for 6 years and worked at a number of leading legal aid firms including TV Edwards, Hickman and Rose and Hodge Jones and Allen.

What Brexit means for our human rights

What Brexit means for our human rights

As a human rights lawyer, I have been asked to write a short blog on the impact to human rights in the UK following Brexit. The current high regard for ‘so…

‘Real sovereignty’ is relative if we want to be a global player

‘Real sovereignty’ is relative if we want to be a global player

The allegation that membership of the EU results in a substantial loss of UK sovereignty is a particular bugbear of those campaigning for the UK to leave the EU. Boris…

Leaving the EU, and what it might look like

Leaving the EU, and what it might look like

One thing is for certain, it will be extremely complicated, and there is a great deal of uncertainty about how it will work in practice and legally. The issues at…

Migrants to find it harder to claim benefits, rules Supreme Court

Migrants to find it harder to claim benefits, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in the case of Mirga and another (Appellants) v SSWP and Westminster City Council (Respondents) [2016] UKSC . The appeals were brought…

EU member states can refuse benefits to jobless migrants, court rules

EU member states can refuse benefits to jobless migrants, court rules

EU member states can cut off some social assistance to non-native EU citizens who come here to work but have since become unemployed, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday.…

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