Article 50: Government should ensure human rights are protected

Amnesty International UK is calling on the Government to use the triggering of Article 50 as an opportunity to promote its commitment to human rights, by making it clear rights will be prioritised throughout the process and strengthened where possible.

As a first step, the Government must confirm that the rights of EU migrants living in the UK are not rolled back. 

Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: 

“With the triggering of Article 50, the UK is taking a step into the unknown – but this could be an opportunity to shape British society for the better.

“Many European nationals and their families are living with profound anxiety about their futures in the UK and the Government must act now to confirm their right to stay.

“Ministers should also be clear about their vision for maintaining all rights protections – on equality, discrimination, privacy and host of others – that derive from the European Union.

“Article 50 is a milestone for our country – it should also be a time to reaffirm the UK’s commitment to diversity, integration and respect for human rights.”

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