Save the human rights act petition

Sign our petition today and stand against the reckless trashing of our human rights provisions.

 

 

The Boris Johnson Government put forward a plan for a new ‘Bill of Rights’ which will dismantle the existing Human Rights Act. It looks like this plan will continue under whichever administration succeeds him. 

This new Bill will transform our understanding of human rights here in the UK. What were once rights will instead become privileges. What was once an avenue for redress will be closed off. 

This will knock us out of kilter with the rest of Europe, and see us diverge from the standards of international rights treaties which we have signed up to. If we as a country start to reduce people’s rights to privacy, to protection from harm and to a family life - as the Government is proposing - we can no longer stand up as a leader in human rights on the world stage. 

So sign our petition today - urge our leaders to protect Britain’s international reputation and retain and enhance our existing human rights, instead of trampling over them. 

 

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The Boris Johnson Government put forward a plan for a new ‘Bill of Rights’ which will dismantle the existing Human Rights Act. It looks like this plan will continue under whichever administration succeeds him. 

This new Bill will transform our understanding of human rights here in the UK. What were once rights will instead become privileges. What was once an avenue for redress will be closed off. 

This will knock us out of kilter with the rest of Europe, and see us diverge from the standards of international rights treaties which we have signed up to. If we as a country start to reduce people’s rights to privacy, to protection from harm and to a family life - as the Government is proposing - we can no longer stand up as a leader in human rights on the world stage. 

So sign our petition today - urge our leaders to protect Britain’s international reputation and retain and enhance our existing human rights, instead of trampling over them.