human rights act

  • May 31, 2016

    Ten of the biggest names in British art are the latest voices to join the growing chorus condemning government plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.

  • May 19, 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.

  • January 29, 2016

    The Jewish human rights charity, René Cassin, and the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty have marked Holocaust Memorial Day by emphasising the link between the Holocaust and the development of safeguards to protect human rights.

  • January 20, 2016

    The power to stop, search, detain, question and seize documents from anyone travelling through a UK airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with Article 10 of the Human Rights Act, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (19 January).

  • December 8, 2015

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty will today launch a legal challenge to the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme, which forces people with more than one conviction to divulge them forever when applying for certain types of work, regardless of individual circumstances or the minor nature of the offences.

  • December 2, 2015

    Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell has created a new children’s picture book for Amnesty International, with 16 simple illustrations of the protections contained in the Human Rights Act. The collaboration marks a rare intervention by a laureate in a contentious issue.

  • July 20, 2015

    On the weekend of Nelson Mandela's birthday, prominent South Africans have united to urge the UK Government to reconsider plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.

  • June 3, 2015

    Although the Government has delayed plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, many areas of concern remain, says Liberty.

  • May 21, 2015

    Amnesty International has received a huge response to a crowdfunded newspaper adverts campaign calling on Justice Secretary Michael Gove to save the Human Rights Act.

  • October 3, 2014

    If the Conservative Party wins the next election, it will scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights with “a whole range of caveats”, stated Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.