Tory’s, If Elected Will Scrap The Human Right Act In Favour Of Their Alternative A British Bill Of Rights

 

 

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April 2015:“The next Conservative Government will scrap the Human Rights Act, and introduce a British Bill of Rights” — Conservative Party Manifesto.

If you feel strongly about the Scotland’s human rights laws, the general election offers you a clear choice. On the one hand, the Conservative Party and UKIP want to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. On the other the Scottish government is determined to keep it. https://fullfact.org/law/conservative-party-bill-of-rights-39308/

 

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October 2014: Scottish politicians attack human rights plan

the chairman of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Prof Alan Miller, said it was “irresponsible” to “play party politics with human rights”.

Prof Miller said: “Human rights laws often benefit us in ways we do not always realise. Here in the UK, they have been used to expose fatal failures in hospitals and care homes and to challenge the unfair impact of the bedroom tax.

“From protecting soldiers serving in battle to challenging prison conditions that have no place in a decent society, the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights provide a safety net for everyone.”

He added: “The commission expects the Scottish government and parliament to show leadership on these issues, doing all they can to assert and protect Scotland’s commitment to upholding human rights and the rule of law.

“This will be particularly important as we enter a period of negotiation over further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29475430

 

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2 thoughts on “Tory’s, If Elected Will Scrap The Human Right Act In Favour Of Their Alternative A British Bill Of Rights”

    1. Tory plans, if implemented would transfer control of the humanities from Europe to Westminster which would be a disaster for Scots since the UK Court of Justice would become the final place of judgement. Bad day for all

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