Impact of Brexit on human rights considered by Scottish Parliament Committee

Man holding cardboard paper with HUMAN RIGHTS title

The Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament have taken evidence on the potential impact of Brexit on human rights from Judith Robertson Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Lynne Welsh from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

Judith Robertson said that “human rights protecting fairness, justice and dignity stand to be eroded as a result of the UK’s changing relationship with Europe.” She went on to say “The principal risk concerns the current impacts on the most vulnerable and marginalised, given the economic uncertainty and the new trading environments, which could lead to an erosion of rights, the loss of legal protections that the charter provides and the risk to the European convention and the backstop that Europe provides in that context.”

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