What does the Continuity Bill say about rights?
The Civil Society Brexit Project has produced a briefing providing an overview of what the Continuity Bill in Scotland says about our rights.
The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament as emergency legislation on 27 February. The Continuity Bill therefore aims to prevent gaps in Scots law that might arise due to Brexit and due to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill not making provision for Scotland.
The Continuity Bill in many respects mirrors the provisions of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. There are important differences, however, in particular with regard to rights. For example, the Continuity Bill will retain the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Scots law; by contrast the EU (Withdrawal) Bill expressly does not retain the Charter.
Read more detail in the briefing here: Civil Society Brexit Project: Continuity Bill, March 2018
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