Wednesday 3 June 2015

The Human Rights Act

In its first Queen’s Speech recently the Government promised to ‘bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights’.  You will note the use of the word proposal – this means nothing other than an indication that the Government appears to have paused in its commitment to scrap The Human Rights Act.

We already have a British Bill of Rights, it is called The Human Rights Act.

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The Human Rights Act protects every one of us: young and old; wealthy and poor; you and your neighbour.  The Act protects us in so many ways, for example it has held the State to account for spying on us; safeguarded our soldiers; and supported peaceful protest.  It has helped rape victims; defended domestic violence sufferers; and guarded against slavery.  It has protected those in care; shielded press freedom; and provided answers for grieving families.

Its protections are the most fundamental – those we should all enjoy, because we are human. 

Think about it.  Which of them would you go without?  The right to life?  The right not to be tortured?  The right to a fair trial?  If these things are important to you please write to your MP and tell them you oppose the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act – if they do that it will would weaken rights and protections for us all.
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