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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 11:27 AM

57. No, the UN does not have a court to protect human rights

The EU does (the European Court of Justice), and it also requires members belong to the Council of Europe, so that the European Court of Human Rights can rule on cases in the member countries. There is nothing equivalent from the UN; if you haven't heard, there are many human rights abuses in UN member countries, and the UN is powerless to protect the individuals. And, as I showed, the Leave side want to get rid of the right to appeal to those courts.

The EU may not have handled the refugee situation perfectly, but your telling of what happened is just plain false. The German leadership let in close to a million refugees - to the annoyance of the right wing in Germany. In contrast, the British government tried to take as few refugees as it could get away with. Leaving the EU will just allow a Tory government to do even less for refugees.

On right to work and 'flexibility', the EU is more pro-worker than the people like Boris Johnson who lead the Brexit campaign and are now likely to take over the British government. They want less regulation of business. I may or may not have posted this for you before, but it bears repeating:

On Thursday 23 June British voters will decide if Britain should continue its membership of the European Union or leave.
Working people will have a big stake in the referendum because workers’ rights are on the line. The TUC is concerned that leaving the EU puts at risk many vital workplace rights currently underpinned by EU law – paid holidays, extra maternity rights and better conditions for part-time workers, as well as many better jobs in export-reliant industries.
RESOURCES
WORKERS' RIGHTS: Brexit impact
An independent legal opinion from Michael Ford QC identifies the dangers of Britain leaving the EU for working people.
BETTER OFF IN - Working people and the case for remaining in the ​EU
This paper looks at the likely impact of Brexit on the core concern of trade unions: good jobs with decent pay.​
A BIG DECISION FOR WORKERS - Interactive guide
Guide to help you understand the main issues that affect working people.
THE NHS: How Brexit could affect our health service
BRITISH STEEL: Why Brexit won’t save our steel
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
- What Brexit would mean
- The benefits for UK workers
WOMEN’S RIGHTS: The risks of Brexit
Women workers’ rights and the risks of Brexit​
This report outlines 20 ways in which EU law has improved the rights of working women in the UK
WORKING PARENTS & CARERS - Risks of Brexit​
​RACE EQUALITY: The risks of Brexit
FREE MOVEMENT IS A TWO-WAY STREET - Brexit would risk it all
PART-TIME AND TEMPORARY WORKERS - Risks of Brexit​
RIGHTS FOR OUTSOURCED WORKERS​ - Risks of Brexit
VIDEOS
The EU referendum: A big decision. Don't risk it! - Explanatory animation
Stuart's story: Don't risk our car industry by leaving the EU
Tracey's story: Don't risk our flexible working by leaving the EU​
Angie's story: The NHS will be poorer if we leave the EU
Maurice's story: Bad bosses will exploit workers' if we leave the EU​
Kevin's story: EU laws have helped reduce injuries at work and even saves lives
Michelle's story: I don't want to risk losing pregnancy, maternity and family leave rights

https://www.tuc.org.uk/EUref

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