A British Bill of Rights

02 October 2014

Responding to the unveiling of the Conservative Party's plans for a British Bill of Rights to replace our Human Rights Act, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said:

"So finally the cards are on the table - and what a hand has been played.

"As legally illiterate as politically provocative, this plan would gamble with our fragile Union and put us in breach of international law.

"This so-called British Bill of Rights would diminish everyone's freedoms and make Government even less accountable in the future."