Source: Amnesty International –
The on-going uncertainty around Brexit poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today.
While Amnesty does not take a position on the Referendum result or whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, the human rights organisation has pinpointed serious human rights issues.
These include a potential shortage of access to food and medicine, as well as concerns over the future of EU citizens in the UK, the right to immigration and asylum, and the future of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland.
Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said:
“The reassurances from the Government to date have simply not been good enough. Deal or no deal, Brexit poses serious human rights concerns to UK residents.
The Government and politicians of all parties must do everything they can to ensure that the human rights of those living in the UK are protected and respected, not degraded or undermined.
“We’re calling on the leaders of all parties to make a statement to this effect, making clear what they’ll do to ensure our concerns are met.”
Amnesty has outlined five areas the UK Government must ensure happen as they approach the deadline for leaving the EU: