We must not abandon our hard-won human rights
Without the protection of the Human Rights Act even more people risk being subjected to unjust treatment such as being interned at Campsfield House Detention Centre
Layla Moran has launched a local campaign to save the Human Rights Act. So far more than 34,000 people have signed a national petition calling on the Conservatives to scrap plans to abandon the Act. It comes as David Cameron included proposals in the Queen’s Speech to untie British law from the European Convention on Human Rights.
Now Layla has urged local residents to speak up for legislation that has:
- Stopped the state spying on us, supported peaceful protest and protected soldiers.
- Helped rape victims, defended domestic violence victims and guarded against slavery.
- Supported those in care, shielded press freedom and provided answers for grieving families.
- Preserved our right to a fair trial, prevented indiscriminate stop-and-search and protected minorities.
Please sign the petition below. You can also sign the national petition by following the link here.