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Brexit: rights, risks and responsibilities: What’s at stake for human rights in Scotland?

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Brexit: rights, risks and responsibilities: What’s at stake for human rights in Scotland?

You are invited to attend a meeting organised by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Jimmy Reid Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of human rights and social protections as the UK takes steps to leave the EU, and the opportunities to strengthen the protection and implementation of rights in Scotland.  Here is the briefing paper produced for the event to outline some of the issues to be discussed.JRF meeting background paper vFinal

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 in the Radisson Blu Glasgow, 301 Argyle Street, G2 8DL.  Registration is free just go to the Eventbrite page


4.15 – 5pm    Registration, tea coffee, juice and biscuits

5pm              Opening remarks from Chair Judith Robertson, Chair of Scottish Human Rights Commission

5.10- 5.45     Keynote Speakers – rights, risks, responsibilities

  • Grahame Smith, STUC and Standing Council on Europe
  • Kavita Chetty, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Carole Ewart, Jimmy Reid Foundation

5.45- 6.15     Spotlight on The Issues

  • Human rights and Charter of Fundamental Rights-  Tobias Lock, University of Edinburgh
  • Employment, including health and safety – Nicole Busby, University of Strathclyde
  • Environment- Dr Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann Lecturer in EU Environmental Law, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance
  • Equality and discrimination – Muriel Robison University of Glasgow

6.15- 6.45     Roundtable discussions followed by Q & A

6.45- 7.15     Advancing our rights, next steps panel discussion

  • Peter Kelly, Poverty Alliance
  • Mary Alexander, Unite

7.15- 7.45- Roundtable and Q & A

7.45- Closing remarks from Chair

The Jimmy Reid Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support given by the Scottish Human Rights Commission in the organisation of the meeting.