Over 135 of the UK's most influential organisations stand together in their support of the Human Rights Act by launching the Human Rights Act Pledge, coordinated by the British Institute of Human Rights, Liberty and Amnesty International UK. You can read our joint press release on the Pledge here.

The Pledge reads:

“We believe in fundamental human rights and freedoms – shared values that protect every member of the human family and the society we seek to build together.

“Human rights underpin our democracy, hold Governments to account and require that everyone’s dignity is equally respected.

“We pledge to oppose any Government plans to repeal our Human Rights Act, in so doing we stand firm on guaranteeing universal human rights protections for generations to come.”

The broad and varied group of signatories include charities supporting children, older people, carers, victims of trafficking and slavery, disabled people and asylum-seekers and refugees, as well as national groups representing psychiatrists, teachers, football supporters and students. Among them are Friends of the Earth, Refuge, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the Muslim Council of Great Britain, the National Union of Students, Quakers in Britain, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the TUC, Carers UK, Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner, the Terrence Higgins Trust, Stonewall, René Cassin, the Down’s Syndrome Association, the Football Supporters’ Federation and UK Families Flight 103 – the group representing families of the UK victims of the Lockerbie bombing.

Find the full list of Human Rights Act Pledge Signatories

Find out more about why the Human Rights Act Pledge was launched

Find out more about what those who have signed the Pledge say about the Human Rights Act