Advancing human rights in Asia through trade after Brexit

Author
Katarina Schwarz, Todd Landman, Katrina Peake
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Asia Research Institute, University of Nottingham
Abstract
How can the UK best protect human rights in Asia, an area historically weak in protecting and promoting human rights, when it comes to securing new trade deals after exiting the European Union (EU)? This policy brief assesses potential pathways for the UK to protect human rights in Asia through trade after exiting the EU, accounting for the specific challenges of advancing human rights in the region. It draws on existing practice, with a focus on the EU, to make suggestions for future UK trade policy through both unilateral and bilateral arrangements.
Topic
Human Rights, Bilateral Relations, European Union, Brexit, Trade, Trade Policy
Political Geography
United Kingdom, Asia