The First Minister’s report on Europe includes the need to ensure human rights advances

‘Scotland in Europe’ is Nicola Sturgeon’s report on options for how best to protect Scotland’s interests in light of the EU referendum result, with considerable emphasis upon the need to remain in the single market.  The report also includes the need to safeguard individuals’ rights including:

‘There are understandable and real concerns that Brexit will place at risk a number of these protections and achievements which represent a “floor” or “baseline” beneath which national rules cannot fall (this does not prevent any Member State aspiring to higher levels of social protection). The Scottish Government is determined this cannot be permitted to happen. Brexit must not be an opportunity for any regression in the advances in social protection that have been secured through EU legislation.’

Read the report here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/12/9234

 

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