Prime minister Theresa May has announced her resolve to tear up human rights law if it prevents her, and her government, from tackling extremism and countering terrorism. This rhetoric is hardly new.
Tearing up human rights law won’t protect us from terrorism Prime minister Theresa May has announced her resolve to tear up human rights law if it prevents her, and her government, from tackling extremism and countering terrorism.
Jun 07, 2017 · It is the legal protection of human rights, together with a vibrant civil society and healthy democratic system, that sets the boundaries of permitted action and best equips us to build a
From my experience both as DPP and previously as a human rights lawyer, I know that human rights and effective protection from terrorism are not incompatible. On the contrary, they go hand in hand.
“Amnesty International will not stand by silently when threats are made to ‘rip up human rights laws.’ Human rights are there to protect all in society – that is just pure common sense,” said Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK.
Watch video · Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary and former Director of Public Prosecutions, said human rights legislation is not a barrier in the fight against extremism.
Theresa May is vowing to tear up human rights laws that stand in the way of her fight against terrorism. In a speech this evening, the Prime Minister called for greater powers to restrict the
Human rights laws do not get in the way of tackling terrorism. We can and do deport dangerous people all the time, because national security interests can outweigh their rights, and the police and
After four terrorist attacks in just a few months, there are now calls for legislation on terrorism to outweigh human rights law. “The attacks in recent months demonstrates the need to protect the public and that this should outweigh the human rights of terrorists,” said Lord Carlile, who preceded Anderson as reviewer of terrorism legislation.
He has taught human rights law, international law, national security law and comparative law for more than ten years, winning several teaching awards. He is the author of Seeking Human Rights Justice in Latin America (Cambridge University Press 2014) and Justice across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts (Cambridge University Press 2008).
“We have seen the devastating impact of neglecting human rights and elements of the rule of law on how the U.S. is perceived in the global fight against terrorism.