Abstract: Having enjoyed a period of relative stability, the human rights law framework in the United Kingdom is about to undergo considerable change. Both Brexit and the more deferential approach by the European Court of Human Rights to the United Kingdom will re-orient the structure of protection towards a more national rather than international focus. In this article, the impact of these changes is considered with a particular focus on the role of the UK judiciary in mediating between the ends of the internationalist/ nationalist spectrum. It is demonstrated that despite the direction of recent changes, it is likely that human rights law will not arrive at an entirely nationalist destination and that the United Kingdom will continue with its blended approach combining aspects of national and international systems.
Keywords: human rights law; United Kingdom; European Union; Brexit; European Court of Human Rights; nationalism; internationalism; judiciary
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