Saturday 27 April 2024

Amnesty International - Annual Report - critical of UK

Amnesty International, in its annual report for 2023-24, claims that the UK is weakening human rights protections both nationally and globally.

Flagrant rule-breaking by governments and corporate actors (

The UK section of the report commences at page 390 and contains much that should be of considerable concern to anyone concerned with protection of human rights. 

Will human rights in the UK continue to have the strong protection that currently exists? The UK is a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and convention rights are woven into domestic law as a result of the Human Rights Act 1998.

There is sound reason

to believe that some UK politicians will seek to either remove or weaken those protections. To an extent, this process has already received legislative blessing given that section 5 of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 ( permits a Minister of the Crown to decide whether the UK will comply with an interim measure issued by the European Court of Human Rights in a case where the government wishes to deport an individual to Rwanda.

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