Canterbury District Green Party

Thursday, 12 November 2015

National Green Party Campaign on Saving the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act (HRA) is under threat from the Conservative government, and we must fight to keep it - we cannot let the Tories degrade our human rights.
  • The Conservative government has committed to repealing the Human Rights Act and replacing it with a British Bill of Rights (BBR).
  • Long awaited, the BBR was not – in the end – introduced in the May 2015 Queen’s Speech. This was down to the huge public pressure put on MPs and government ministers in support of the HRA – a great win for people power.
  • But the commitment to removing the HRA remains and the government has stated it will “bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights”. We need to keep up the pressure to stop this from happening.
The Green Party's campaign aims to build support for human rights in communities across the UK, and to put pressure on MPs and ministers, the people who will make the decision on whether the UK will the abolish the Human Rights Act and introduce a weaker BBR.