The Fragility of Human Rights

Must-read blog from the UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Holidays_Halloween_Boiling_cauldron_on_Halloween_024660_The announcement this week of a new Conservative Party plan to repeal the Human Rights Act, ‘Protecting Human Rights in the UK’, has brought to a boil a cauldron of incredulity (pictured) about the Government’s attitude towards the law. The response from human rights lawyers and advocacy groups has been swift. Liberty describes the Conservative Party plan as ‘legally illiterate’. The several ways in which that is true have already been the subject of detailed exposition. Indeed, Liberty’s response is even more accurate than it might first appear. If the Conservative Party plan is legally illiterate then it is best read as a political tactic to assure its supporters that it is the party of anti-European sentiment. 

Nevertheless, if the move helps to bring about a Conservative Party government after the general election next May, then there is a great likelihood that steps will be taken…

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3 thoughts on “The Fragility of Human Rights

  1. Hi Jane, I am always delighted & pleased to receive & twitter or post blogs such as this . I believe we walk along a similar path. I rarely write or respond directly on the internet, but don’t let that put you off. We each use what ability & talent we have . Remember ,remember the 5th of November !

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