Europe’s pariah state? the future of human rights in Britain

May 2, 2013 — Press release

Written by Institute of Race Relations

This week, we publish a briefing paper on the future of human rights in Britain, written by the IRR’s vice-chair, Frances Webber.

With nativism, racism and fascism on the rise throughout Europe, informing government policies towards migrants and other unpopular minorities as well as popular right-wing, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-Roma movements, the European system of human rights is vital. But, since taking office in September 2012, Conservative justice minister Chris Grayling has made no secret of his desire to get rid of the Human Rights Act and to ‘dramatically curtail’ the role of the European Court of Human Rights in the UK.

Examining the government’s assault on human rights legislation, Europe’s pariah state? shows how the protections afforded are being undermined and looks at the wider implications for us all.

RELATED LINKS

Download a copy of the Europe’s pariah state? The future of human rights in Britain here (pdf file, 192kb)

Read an IRR News story: ‘Human rights: the assault continues

Read an IRR News story: ‘Foreign criminals, the press and the judges

Read an IRR briefing paper: ‘Excluding migrants from justice: the legal aid cuts

The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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