To show solidarity with our friends and family from the EU and further afield, and to remind them and others that Edinburgh is their home and they remain welcome here, we will be putting out positive messages on social media using the hashtag #EdinburghForEveryone.
We aim to echo the messages from the Scottish Government:
“Scotland (Edinburgh) is open and welcoming”
“We are united against racism and intolerance”
We encourage all of you to do the same and to use this opportunity to promote all of the amazing work being done in Edinburgh communities to tackle inequality, discrimination and intolerance. As ever, we will stay active on social media, sharing and retweeting posts from EaRN members and others.
Please use #EdinburghForEveryone, share and retweet, and get the message out there! You’ll find a poster with this hashtag on our Promotional Materials page here and there is a flyer you can download below:
One of the objectives of the Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) is the promotion of human rights in Edinburgh. With that in mind, we are conducting a piece of research which is focusing on the human rights implications of Brexit at the local level.
Existing Bodies and Rights
There are several organisations who are also tasked with the promotion of human rights in Edinburgh:
- The Equalities and Human Rights Commission
- The Scottish Human Rights Commission
- Citizens Advice Scotland
Each of these organisations provide information on their websites regarding the high level human rights legislation which is relevant to the promotion of human rights.
EaRN Podcast – Episode 1
Listen to the first episode of EaRN’s new suite of podcasts. In this episode one of our volunteer Equalities Ambassadors Luke Padfield talks about the research he is doing for the project into the effects of Brexit on human rights.
Luke has also written a blog post entitled Brexit: rights, risks and responsibilities: what’s at stake for human rights in Scotland? and you can read this here.
Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe (SULNE)
The Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe has been set up, among other things, to provide comment on the legal position of many issues regarding human rights in Scotland following Brexit. It provides a number of academic position papers and videos so that people can keep informed about legislative changes as they happen.