Theresa May 'will campaign to leave the European Convention on Human RightsWatch
Why is this happening? JFC
She's clearly piggybacking off Brexit to withdraw us from this entirely separate institution because they have the annoying habit of stymieing her perverse obsession with spying on every UK citizen.
I'm unclear what the problem is. Plenty of perfectly civilised countries are outside the ECHR, and the UK legal system is perfectly capable of protecting what the British want protected.
Which civilised countries are not in the ECHR or a simialr body?
The aim and idea behind human rights law is that it should be something the government cannot change (or require super-majorities in the legislature to change as in the US). Human rights are supposed to be rights that ordinary people have against the state. The state deciding what they are and weakening them, somewhat weakens that principle.
The European Court of Human Rights has decided cases involving us, in Britain's favour, in over 90% of the cases referred to it.
I quite happy with this, the "human rights" which the EU supposedly protects include giving free money to people who are unemployed for years at a time and providing large amounts of welfare to people. Of course human rights would be upheld in the UK, what are people smoking on these forums, you'd just be taking away the bureaucracy associated specifically with the EU human rights and some of the negative things which clearly aren't human rights such as the aforementioned. Just cos you are withdrawing from a paper that says you are against torture doesn't mean that the UK will allow torture why are people so dense
They are separate bodies.
Prior to the HRA, was Britain some kind of post-Apocalyptic anarchic state? Before the HRA, did Britain resemble Iran or North Korea?
Or was Britain, as it always has been a model for law and liberty? Compared to half the countries in Europe which were actual fascist or totalitarian states?