Over 150 organisations sign Human Rights Day letter

On Human Rights Day, Chief Executives of 157 organisations across the UK signed an open letter from the British Institute of Human Rights, published in The Times, calling on our political leaders to “stand with the Human Rights Act recognising i…

On Human Rights Day, Chief Executives of 157 organisations across the UK signed an open letter from the British Institute of Human Rights, published in The Times, calling on our political leaders to “stand with the Human Rights Act recognising it is the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights made law here at home.” The organisations, which represent people from all walks of life - carers, people seeking asylum, disabled people, children, Gypsy Travellers, people living with cancer and other health conditions, people living in poverty - joined with BIHR in celebrating "the often overlooked everyday differences our Human Rights Act makes for people across the UK." The letter notes: "Today is Human Rights Day. Across the globe, people are celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This international Magna Carta for all humanity has inspired so much, including our own Human Rights Act. Today we celebrate the often overloo...

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