Consequences ‘dire’ if Human Rights Act ditched, more than 50 groups warn
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Consequences ‘dire’ if Human Rights Act ditched, more than 50 groups warn

Exclusive: PM is told tearing up act could endanger women and girls and damage peace in Northern Ireland

Tearing up the Human Rights Act would have “dire consequences” including removing obligations to properly address violence against women and girls and destabilising peace in Northern Ireland, more than 50 organisations have warned.

In a letter to Boris Johnson, Amnesty, Liberty, the British Institute of Human Rights and others have spelled out the “significant implications” of repealing the act, which is expected to be announced in the Queen’s speech on Tuesday, asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the plans.

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