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  The human rights of EU nationals living in the UK should not be used as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations, the committee has warned. Photo credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA on The Guardian's website.

Brexit: UK can’t deport millions of EU nationals, report warns

Article in The Guardian
19 December, 2016

Joint parliamentary committee says human rights should be safeguarded and calls on government to take firm position on residence rights. 

“Mass deportations of the estimated 2.9 million EU nationals living in the UK would be impractical and they should not be used as a “bargaining chip” in Brexit negotiations, the government is being warned.” 

The government […] will continue to have obligations under Article 8 of the European convention on human rights which guarantees the right to privacy, home and family life. “Any dilution of human rights standards would be extremely undesirable ”” 

A remarkable call to reason in a context of utter uncertainty and a welcome reminder of human rights principles. Kudos!

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