To: Minister of Justice; MPs; Prime Minister; Party leaders; Home Secretary

Save the Human Rights Act

Save the Human Rights Act

Stop the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Why is this important?

A refugee is a person who, "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country."
Refugees have been targeted by medias and by political parties for a long time in negative ways, and this has not been mitigated enough. This is linked to the lack of knowledge and awareness of the general population, public bodies, and refugees themselves. As a result, refugees and asylum seekers “have increasingly become tools for politicians”that demonize them,making it easier to take away frameworks that protect them such as the Human Rights Act 1998.
The HRA provides basic rights necessary to protect such a vulnerable group. However, this framework is currently under the threat of being repealed, which would be a considerable loss.

PROTECT THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, sign this petition


Reasons for signing

  • Tory scum must not be allowed to change our basic human rights.
  • I am sick and tired of more police powers over the public, I was born free and have God given rights and I will not give them up.
  • Refugees are people fleeing desperate situations and are entitled to their human rights as we are.

Updates

2015-05-13 20:42:09 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-05-11 10:34:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-03-04 16:41:58 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-03-03 15:00:32 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-03-03 12:33:13 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-03-03 12:05:21 +0000

10 signatures reached