Children’s organisations call for UK to keep EU Fundamental Rights Charter

Children’s rights NGOs from across the UK, including Together, have called for the Fundamental Rights Charter to be a part of the EU Withdrawal Bill, to ensure children’s rights are included and considered in any Brexit deals.

At a Westminster seminar in September, organisations, MPs and others discussed the lasting implications and consequences for children living in the EU and the UK, including the devolved nations, of the UK withdrawal from the EU. The seminar set out some of the key priorities which will affect those under 18 and considered what actions needed to be taken to ensure that they receive appropriate exposure in the broader Brexit negotiations.

As the EU (Withdrawal) Bill progresses through Parliament, the participants also considered possible amendments which could be submitted to help ensure that the human rights of children are not lost or forgotten when existing EU laws are transferred from Brussels to the UK in March 2019.

Read more on Together’s website: http://www.togetherscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/detail/?news=1530

 

 

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