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While many have watched Roe vs. Wade being overturned with disbelief or anger at the US Government’s capacity to evade ethical responsibility for legal protection, the UK has had its own disruptive and anti-progressive bid to strip the public of their lawful human rights. Mental health advocates, women’s safety organisations, and defenders of racial justice are all calling for immediate action to stop the consultation of the Human Rights Act Reform.
India Doris, founder of Creative Treaty and human rights activist, shared that “the Human Rights Act has been a long-held point of contention for the Conservative party, with current justice secretary Dominic Raab citing the Act as a blockade to the deportation of foreign criminals.”
Creative Treaty works to Humanise Human Rights, as India outlines below, there’s little humanity in the Conservative government’s bid to side-step accountability.
“The Conservative government's polemic against the landscape of human rights has targeted rights to citizenship and immigration, which is probably where the British Bill of Human Rights would be most focused. Priti Patel has previously attempted to introduce the Nationality and Borders Bill, with Clause 9 giving the Home Office greater powers to strip Britons of their citizenship. This particular clause would have left ethnic minority Britons more vulnerable to statelessness in comparison to white counterparts, due to their identifiable minority ethnic background - giving grounds to deport to the birthplace of their parents or grandparents, even if born a British citizen.”
The Reform will have a devastating impact on the livelihoods, safety, and justice for people fighting for fundamental rights that the Human Rights Act has afforded them for decades.
“And this is what is most perturbing about the British Bill of Human Rights, overhauling Britain's human rights structure is an opportunity for the Conservative government to shoehorn in draconian policy that is then ratified into law. Moreover, we also have to query where it will end - could we possibly see the return of SUS laws? Are other solid pieces of human rights policy also vulnerable to overhaul or repeal?”
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