Keep the Human Rights Act
The Human Rights Act is a cornerstone of UK constitutional law. It enshrines a set of principles that ensures the government treats people with dignity. Unfortunately, this legal protection of our civic rights is under threat.
The Conservative-led government want to repeal this Act under the banner of "deporting foreign criminals". Abu Qatadas are very rare, whereas the same provisions of the Act are the only thing preventing the asylum policy of this government sending vulnerable asylum seekers back to persecution or even death.
Theresa May will not tell you of the good human rights lawyers have brought about since the commencement of the human rights act, of the injustices that it has been used to prevent. Without this vital instrument, this government will continue to erode your rights in innumerable ways - don't let them do this in the name of anti-immigration sentiment.
I and those who sign this petition expect a more civic rights-minded approach from a government minister.