Over 130 groups pledge support for the Human Rights Act following the Queen’s Speech

18 May 2016
As the Government reaffirms its commitment to replacing the Human Rights Act with a new Bill of Rights over 130 groups stand together in their support of the Act by launching the Human Rights Pledge, which reads:

“We believe i…

18 May 2016 As the Government reaffirms its commitment to replacing the Human Rights Act with a new Bill of Rights over 130 groups stand together in their support of the Act by launching the Human Rights Pledge, which reads: “We believe in fundamental human rights and freedoms – shared values that protect every member of the human family and the society we seek to build together. “Human rights underpin our democracy, hold Governments to account and require that everyone’s dignity is equally respected. “We pledge to oppose any government plans to repeal our Human Rights Act – in so doing we stand firm on guaranteeing universal human rights protections for generations to come.” The broad and varied group of signatories include charities supporting children, older people, carers, victims of trafficking and slavery, disabled people and asylum-seekers and refugees, as well as national groups representing psychiatrists, teachers, footbal...

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