It is current Government policy to "scrap" our Human Rights Act and replace it with a "British Bill of Rights".
What BIHR thinks: We’re dismayed by calls to scrap our law and/or replacing it with so-called “home-grown” versions that take us away from universal human rights. Your Human Rights Act: Protect what protects us all.

 

Labour Party: “We’ll block attempts to abolish the Human Rights Act…And we won’t walk away from the European Convention on Human Rights.”
What BIHR thinks: We welcome pledges to ensure the HRA remains law and the UK’s actions don’t undermine the international or ECHR system. The universal rights in the HRA are drawn from the ECHR, agreed by 47 countries and protecting 820 million people. Your Human Rights Act: Protect what protects us all

Liberal Democrats: “If we are in government: we will always stand up for human rights. We will never agree to leave the UK without a Human Rights Act. And we will never undermine the European Convention on Human Rights.”
What BIHR thinks: We welcome pledges to ensure the HRA remains law and the UK’s actions don’t undermine the international or ECHR system. The universal rights in the HRA are drawn from the ECHR, agreed by 47 countries and protecting 820 million people. Your Human Rights Act: Protect what protects us all.

Plaid Cymru: “We would…fiercely challenge any attempt by the UK Government to repeal the Human Rights Act which would in effect withdraw UK citizens from the European Convention on Human Rights.”
What BIHR thinks: We welcome pledges to ensure the HRA remains law and the UK’s actions don’t undermine the international or ECHR system. The universal rights in the HRA are drawn from the ECHR, agreed by 47 countries and protecting 820 million people. Your Human Rights Act: Protect what protects us all.

Scottish National Party: “Planning to pull the UK out of the European Court of Human Rights should alarm everyone who cares about these often hard fought for rights and would leave the UK as a pariah in Europe.”
What BIHR thinks:  We welcome pledges to ensure the HRA remains law and the UK’s actions don’t undermine the international or ECHR system. The universal rights in the HRA are drawn from the ECHR, agreed by 47 countries and protecting 820 million people. Your Human Rights Act: Protect what protects us all.

Green Party: “We are committed to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights… [our party] supports the Human Rights Act and the continued direct access to Convention rights in the domestic courts.”
What BIHR thinks: We welcome pledges to ensure the HRA remains law and the UK’s actions don’t undermine the international or ECHR system. The universal rights in the HRA are drawn from the ECHR, agreed by 47 countries and protecting 820 million people. Your Human Rights Act: Protect what protects us all.

UK Independence Party: “UKIP will withdraw from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights … We will repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a new British Bill of Rights.”
What BIHR thinks: We’re dismayed by calls to scrap our law and/or replacing it with so-called “home-grown” versions that take us away from universal human rights. Your Human Rights Act: Protect what protects us all.


Did you know ...

When the Human Rights Act was passed by parliament, it received cross-party support.