BIHR on Sky News

The day before the Queen’s Speech, which the Prime Minister has promised will include measures to “scrap” our Human Rights Act, our Deputy Director Sanchita Hosali talks to Sky News about the damage this political debate is doing to …

The day before the Queen’s Speech, which the Prime Minister has promised will include measures to “scrap” our Human Rights Act, our Deputy Director Sanchita Hosali talks to Sky News about the damage this political debate is doing to the protection of universal human rights here at home and abroad.  Sanchita spoke about the importance of human rights here at home for everyday life and our democracy, and our standing in the wider world should the UK repeal its own human rights laws. Sanchita says "No modern democracy has gone into a debate about changing human rights by repealing human rights law… For a country that was so involved in setting universal HR standards, for us to say that we will not be bound by them, and we are going to change them, then why would other countries be bound by that system?" We were also pleased to be able to work with Mark Neary to ensure his son, Steven’s story continues to be told. Steven had gone into respite c...

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