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AC Grayling: Equal before the law?

The immigration bill is attempting to enshrine injustice in statute

By AC Grayling   December 2013

In the atmosphere of high indignation that followed the cessation of hostilities in 1945 it was relatively easy to get consensus in the nascent United Nations for the idea that there are universal human rights. One of the good ideas that Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt’s drafting committee came up with, in enjoying that supportive tide of opinion, was to enshrine the idea of equality before the law – unqualifiedly implying equality for anyone anywhere in the world before any properly instituted and administered law.

About the only thing now universal about human rights is the irritation they prompt in governments, including…

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