NEW! Rights at Risk: A collection of Scottish civil society perspectives on the potential impact of Brexit

In the wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union, our individual rights must be protected warn experts from Scotland’s leading third sector organisations.

A new report from members of Scottish civil society (published Monday 27 March) says for individuals’ rights must be safeguarded in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union.

The European Union has been the main driver of many individual rights for children, women, disabled people, and workers, as well as rights that are enjoyed by everyone such as a clean environment.

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, individuals’ rights must be safeguarded, says a new report from Scottish civil society.

Brought together by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, experts from 12 different civil society organisations have outlined the potential impacts on rights in Scotland of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

Without the EU pushing rights forward, these organisations are concerned that legal rights may be reduced, and that progress on achieving greater rights for disadvantaged people will stall. They are calling for greater participation in decision-making around Brexit.

Civil society works with, and represents many excluded or rarely listened to people in Scotland.  Policy makers must listen to these people, and civil society can help them to do so.

Read the report here: Rights at Risk Report March 2017