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Students say a move away from human rights is regressive

Tory proposals to abolish human rights is dangerous at a time when the UK needs clear guidance, reports Mary Maguire

5 November 2014

The Conservative’s proposal to limit the application of human rights to ‘serious’ cases in an effort to dispense with those that are deemed ‘trivial’ has left students bewildered about just what it all meant; no one could define which cases might fall into the category of ‘trivial’ or understood who would decide on a threshold of rights abuses which met the definition.

Undergraduate Mohammed Albaharena, 20, from Bahrain, cautioned against a solitary approach to human rights, citing Britain’s reputation for equality and fairness as one
of the main attractions for studying here.

“A Bill of rights might be clearer about what those rights are but there is strength in unity and it is a bad step for the UK to try to go it alone,” he said.

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