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Monday, February 20, 2006

GGR submits rights report to EU

Equality Rights group GGR has thanked the Disability Society, the Disability Movement and community individuals for their helpful cooperation and assistance in putting together the relevant sections of a 5,000 word report entitled “Rights in Gibraltar” and submitted to the European Commission via Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini and Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner Vladimir Spidla.

“It was Commissioner Frattini who asked Chairman Felix Alvarez directly to develop the report during his recent visit to Brussels, and the final document deals in some depth and technical legal detail with four main areas of social rights as they affect Gibraltar: disability, sexual minorities, British EU residents and the role of NGOs.

“The recommendations of the Report are wide-ranging and address issues affecting the UK’s responsibilities to Gibraltar and the EU as well as others which GGR has taken a public stance upon and communicated previously through the media.”