Brexit reading list

The following is a selection of books and journal articles on Brexit and equality and human rights issues. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Age UK (2016) After the EU Referendum: Policy priorities for older people, London: Age UK.

Barnard, C. (2019) 'So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu: Brexit and the Charter of Fundamental Rights', Modern Law Review, 82, 2: 350-66.

Brayson, K. (2018) From solidarity to precarity: thinking equality post-Brexit, London: The UK in a Changing Europe.

Broughton, A., Andriescu, M. and Rizzo, S. (2019) The future of funding for equality and human rights, EHRC Research Report no. 127. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Burnett, J. (2016) Racial violence and the Brexit state, London: Institute of Race Relations.

Burrell, K, Hopkins, P, Iskajee, A. (2019) Brexit, race and migration, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 37(1): 3-40.

Busby, N. (2017) 'Equality law, Brexit and devolution', Employment Law Bulletin, 142: 4-7.

Cannon, C. (2019) 'Brexit and discrimination law', Employment Law Bulletin, 150: 2-4.

Chilcott, A. (2018) Gendering Brexit: the role and concerns of feminists and women's rights organisations, Brussels: Gender Five Plus.

Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. and Millns, S. (eds.) (2019) Gender and queer perspectives on Brexit, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) Healing the divisions: A positive vision for equality and human rights in Britain, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) What does Brexit mean for equality and human rights in the UK?  Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Fagan, C. and Rubery, J. (2018) 'Advancing gender equality through European employment policy: the impact of the UK's EU membership and the risks of Brexit', Social Policy & Society, 17, 2: 297-317.

Fredman, S., Young, A., Campbell, M. and May, A. (2017) The impact of Brexit on equality rights, Oxford: Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Fredman, S., Young, A. and Campbell, M. (2018) The continuing impact of Brexit on equality rights, Oxford: Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Gearty, C. (2018) 'States of denial. What the search for a UK Bill of Rights tell us about human rights protection today', European Human Rights Law Review, 5: 415-21.

Georghiou, N. and Evans, A. (2017) Brexit: the impact on equalities and human rights, Edinburgh: Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Giannoulopoulos, D. (2019) 'What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for the UK?' European Human Rights Law Review, 1: 1-10.

Gill, J. (2019) Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by the UK Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies, London: House of Commons Library Briefing Paper No. 07912, 17 June. 

Guerrina, R. and Masselot, A. (2018) 'Walking into the footprint of EU law: unpacking the gendered consequences of Brexit', Social Policy & Society, 17, 2: 319-30.

Harvey, C. (2018) 'Brexit, human rights and the constitutional future of these islands', European Human Rights Law Review, 1: 10-12.

Harvey, C. (2018) Still here: Brexit and human rights in Northern Ireland. 16 October. London: The UK in a Changing Europe.

House of Lords (2017) Human rights priorities in the light of Brexit QSD on 12 December 2017, London: House of Lords. Available at:

House of Lords (2018) Disability in the UK: Rights and Policy Debate on 28 June 2018, London: House of Lords. Available at:

Hughes, K. (ed) (2019) The future of Europe: Disruption, continuity and change, Edinburgh: Scottish Centre on European Relations.

Isaac, D. (2017) 'Remaining a global leader on equality and human rights', European Human Rights Law Review, 6: 535-37.

Joint Committee on Human Rights (2017) The human rights implications of Brexit, London: Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Kolpinskaya, E. and Fox, S. (2019) 'Praying on Brexit? Unpicking the effect of religion on support for European Union integration and membership', Journal of Common Market Studies, 57, 3: 580-98.

Lawson, A. and Sayce, L. (2017) The implications of Brexit for disability rights: Influencing future debate and policy, London: Disability Rights UK.

Liberty (2018) Bringing human rights home? What's at stake for rights in the incorporation of EU law after Brexit, London: Liberty.

Lock, T. (2017) 'Human rights law in the UK after Brexit', Public Law, November Supplement (Brexit Special Extra Issue): 117-34.

MacLeavy, J. (2018) 'Women, equality and the UK's EU referendum: locating the gender politics of Brexit in relation to the neoliberalising state', Space and Polity, 23, 2: 205-23.

Markakis, M. (2018) 'Brexit and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights', Public Law, January: 82-101.

McIntosh, K., Mirza, R. and Shehreen Ali, I. (2018) Brexit for BAME Britain: Investigating the impact, London: Race on the Agenda.

Mole, N. (2017) 'Some thoughts on the impact of Brexit on the rights of children', European Human Rights Law Review, 6: 529-34.

Morris, M. (2018) An equal exit? The distributional consequences of leaving the EU, London: The Institute for Public Policy.

National Assembly for Wales (2018) Equalities and Brexit: Joint findings by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee and the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales.

O'Cinneide, C. (2018) Brexit and human rights, Waterloo: the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Available at:

O'Connell, R. and Harvey, C. (2017) Brexit and Northern Ireland: The constitutional, conflict transformation, human rights and equality consequences, Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series. Belfast: Northern Ireland Assembly.

Plomien, A. (2018) 'EU social and gender policy beyond Brexit: towards the European Pillar of Social Rights', Social Policy & Society, 17, 2: 281-96. 

Reid-Smith, T. (2018) Brexit: the LGBT impact assessment, London: Gay Star News.

Roache, Q. (2018) Disability rights: Risks of Brexit, London: Trades Union Congress.

Roache, Q. (2018) LGBT+ rights and Brexit: the facts, London: Trades Union Congress.

Shaheen, F., Reed, H. Sykes, O., Schulze-Baing, A., Onaran, O. and Reis, S. (2018) The Great British regression: Brexit and inequality, London: CLASS.

Smith, G, and Woodhead, L. (2018) 'Religion and Brexit: populism and the Church of England', Religion, State and Society, 46, 3: 206-23. 

Taft, L. and Banerjee, S. (2019) 'Workers' rights at risk after Britain's exit from the EU', Employment Law Journal, 200, June: 5-7. 

Women and Equalities Committee (2017) Ensuring strong equalities legislation after the EU exit: Seventh Report of Session 2016-17, Volume 1, Report, London: Dandy Booksellers Ltd. 

Last updated: 27 Aug 2019