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A new strategy is needed to defend human rights

Only a concerted and organised campaign stands any hope of making a difference, says John van der Luit-Drummond

11 May 2015

Has an ignorant electorate doomed us all to a repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA)? That certainly seems to be the prevailing opinion since the Conservatives won a surprising majority at the general election last week.

The legal profession has, for some time, been understandably apprehensive of the Tories' plans to abolish the HRA and introduce its own British Bill of Rights, so as to 'restore common sense to the application of human rights in the UK'.

Those fears were reinforced over the weekend, first when Want to read on?

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