May 14th, 2015
Save the Human Rights Act
By 38 Degrees team
Unbelievably, he’s trying to abolish the law which gives us the right not to be tortured, the right to a fair trial and the right to an education. It allows any of us to hold public institutions like the police, prisons, and councils, to account. Scrapping this law isn’t what most of us signed up for.
People power got us these rights. If we don’t speak up again now, the government could destroy them. So 38 Degrees member Lucy has started a petition to save the Human Rights Act. Click here to add your name.
Here’s what Lucy says:
“The Act covers everyone living in the UK. The policies have been created for no reason other than to protect us as human beings.
Without it any one of us could be wrongly accused of a crime, the government will be allowed to breach our privacy, and anyone could fall victim to careless decisions made by authorities.”
Over the past few months, 38 Degrees members fought hard to make our voices heard during the election. We haven’t stopped just because we’ve got a new government. Although there are challenges ahead, 38 Degrees members will always stand up for fairness, equality and justice – and now, there are millions of us. Let’s get going again by standing up to this bulldozer effort to scrap the Human Rights Act.