Well, the almighty source of news, called 'The Sun' (one of Britains stupidest tabloid newspapers, but one of the most read) is starting a campaign to have the Human Rights Act 1998, completely torn up, and thrown into the bin.
I make a point of not reading the Sun, but I happened to notice the article whilst I was buying some water, so I've popped home and found it online.
There are times that I cant believe what the papers will actually try and do.
If anyone wants to read in full, or in part the HRA, heres the link: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1998/19980042.htm
17th June 2002
Excuse me if I don't read that... anything The Sun says can be considered false until proven otherwise, in my opinion.
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15th March 2005
So basically to fix the "victim's rights" thing, they just want no one to have rights? Welcome to the dark ages...
Mr. MattExcuse me if I don't read that... anything The Sun says can be considered false until proven otherwise, in my opinion.[/quote]
Much agreed. Whats worrying is that so many Britains take it as gospel fact...
[quote=Inyri Forge]So basically to fix the "victim's rights" thing, they just want no one to have rights? Welcome to the dark ages...
Yep. Such action will also result in the following court case.
EU commission V UK.
This is mostly due to the case of the Afghan hijackers who aren't being deported because of a risk that they'd be persecuted by the Taleban remnants in Afghanistan, isn't it?
The Human Rights Act isn't going to get scrapped. It might get amended a little to stop the case above from happening again, just because of the amount of high-level political support for doing so, but the HRA isn't going anywhere. It's basically the ECHR implemented into UK law. If the UK make a new law that's incompatible with the ECHR they'll attract the wrath of the European Court of Justice and the Commission and if they're really, really determined to have their own separate law on human rights, they'll have to leave the EU.
But it's not happening, so I'm not terribly worried. There's much more bark than bite in this argument.