Human Rights Act

It was 1987. The fear caused by the AIDS crisis was palpable. Princess Diana hadn't yet reached out to a gaunt gay man dying
If you think that we can automatically trust the authorities to replace the HR Act with the same rights under English law - then think of Hillsborough and think of Grenfell - sometimes you need more than blind trust.
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This week, as part of March for Human Rights, the British Institute of Human Rights is putting human rights on the map with
Amnesty: 'Human rights aren’t political; they cover everyone'.
Adverts that defend the Human Rights Act by Amnesty International have been deemed “too political” for Britain’s railways
We rely on the law to safeguard justice. It is the existence of laws and challenges when they are not followed that sustains our democracy. We are now likely to be entering a period of high economic instability and the Brexit vote is also likely to result in the loss of a number of legal protections from the EU around worker's rights for example. Now more than ever our Human Rights Act is pivotal.
The Queen's speech suggests that the government is sticking to its plan, in which case we must remain vigilant to stop any backsliding on the absolute ban on torture and other universal rights through political sleights of hand.
In last year's speech, the Queen, who is reading words written by others, appeared to shoot an "evil" at David Cameron when