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On December 10th in 1948, the United Nations adopted a universal set of human rights that apply to all of us. We should be celebrating this milestone towards creating a more free and equal world. Not many people know however the UK Government is currently in violation of human rights towards its own citizens.
You can read the United Nations Investigation and its conclusions here: http://d.pr/f/dob2
The UK Government does not plan on taking remedial action to correct the violations listed in the report.
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The recommendations seem fair enough yet the UK Government intends to ignore all of them. So much for human rights.
Following its long inquiry in which we were notified here, the United Nations has found the UK to be in breach of human rights. It is very interesting timing because here we are on our way out of the EU. Why is that significant? On its own it doesn’t raise many red flags. However as we previously reported in 2014 Theresa May wanted to remain in the EU but she wanted to leave the ECHR. It remains nigh on impossible to leave the ECHR whilst in the EU – but fast forward to today – we’re on our way out of the EU – as the majority of the UK voted for that. With that being the case it’s so much easier to leave the ECHR. Why should we be concerned about that? The United Nations passes its findings onto the Strasbourg court to consider prosecution of individuals or groups clearly responsible for these breaches. If we left the ECHR then the guilty party can breathe a sigh of relief as the Strasbourg court can no longer take action against them. It’s then up to the United Nations to consider other options of punishment which target the UK as a whole such as trade sanctions.
The Hillsborough verdict: “Unlawful killing” This is the verdict the families and friends of the victims had waited to hear since that fateful day in 1989. Giving a speech on the verdict the present UK Home Secretary Theresa May congratulated those who fought long and hard for the correct outcome. Which law made this outcome possible after so many previous cover-ups? It was the Human Rights Act. What Theresa May neglected to mention in her Hillsborough speech is that she has been trying for years to abolish the Human Rights Act.
These are the people who were “Unlawfully killed” at Hillsborough. If you disagree that the Human Rights Act which made this verdict possible should be abolished then tell that to Theresa May and David Cameron.
“This inquest would not have been possible without the ECHR and the Human Rights Act. The right to life enshrined in Article 2 of the Convention was the basis on which a jury was able to decide this important case. This inquest prove how crucial such legislation is to righting wrongs and enforcing people’s rights.” Mark George QC speaking to David Allen Green (page 2).
Remember Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
Tories plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and introduce a British Bill of Rights will feature in Prime Minister David Cameron’s Queen’s Speech next week, more than six years since he first announced the controversial legal changes. The British Bill of Rights will consist of whatever rights the Tories want you to have (if any).
What would be the effect on human rights if the UK leaves the EU?
Some things won’t change—and some things will.
We would still be signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights (although Theresa May wants to exit this yet remain in the EU – which may not be possible)