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Human Rights update

author icon author icon 06/07/2022 author icon News

On 22nd June 2022, the UK Government published a new Bill to take over our Human Rights Act.

The Bill of Rights will not give us any new rights or make our rights stronger than they are now under the Human Rights Act.

If the Bill does take over from our Human Rights Act, it will weaken our human rights and mean that the Government’s has less responsibility to uphold our rights.

As you know, we’ve already had our say on the Bill of Rights through responding to the official consultation.

Unfortunately though, our voices and over 12 thousand others who responded don’t seem to have been heard.

The Government is pressing ahead quickly to get the Bill of Rights enacted.

What are we doing?

We are writing to MPs in Wales to let them know our concerns about the Bill of Rights.

We hope that they will support our voice.

What can you do?

You can write to your MP asking them to support your call to keep the Human Rights Act.

If you would like to send a letter or email to your MP, here is a form which BIHR have done to help you write what your concerns are.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1D9YMTnmn-n11sz-zlHIfXGAj-_xNKSkfwyaZ63tbDz0/viewform?edit_requested=true

You can find out who your MP is and how to contact them here https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) are working hard to keep us all up to date with the latest news and to give us some helpful tools we can use to get our voices heard.

If you’d like to read more about the latest news and what BIHR is doing, click this link to the Human Rights news section of their website

https://www.bihr.org.uk/Pages/News/

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