Tory plan to scrap the Human Rights Act confirmed in Parliament

The Independent reports worrying news from the Conservative Party:

Asked in the House of Commons when the detailed plan for the Government’s “British Bill of Rights” would be made public, Dominic Raab said it would be available soon.

“We will bring forward proposals on a bill of rights this autumn, they will be subject to full consultation. The preparation is going well,” the justice minister said…

The Conservatives promised to repeal the Human Rights Act in their manifesto in this year’s general election.

The Act allows British citizens to raise human rights concerns in British courts rather than having to go to the European Court of Human Rights.

It also requires all public authorities to obey the European Convention on Human Rights.

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