Why we would be mad to leave our European Convention on Human Rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 4th, 2013 in human rights, legal history, news by sally

“Six decades ago today, the European Convention on Human Rights came into force. It all started brightly, as a post-war, British-led pact against Fascism and Communism. Now, human rights are under heavy, relentless attack. Politicians, press and public seem to have an endless appetite for tales of human rights gone wrong. The Justice Secretary has recently said ‘all options are on the table’ for ‘major change’ on human rights, and it is likely that the future of the ECHR will be a major general election issue in 2015. In short, the UK may soon withdraw from the longstanding international human rights system which it was instrumental in creating.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd September 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com