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Human Rights Act: Why the Conservatives are wrong

'The proposals represent a failure of ambition by the Conservative Party on the global promotion of human rights'

By Dominic Grieve  

The European Court of Human Rights ©REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The publication last week of the Conservative Party’s proposals for changing Britain’s human rights laws, euphemistically entitled “Protecting Human Rights in the UK”, has attracted support from those sections of the press and Party fixated on the view that we are constrained by our adherence to the European Court of Human Rights, and our incorporation of it into our own law.

As a Conservative, proud of our country’s record on human rights, I believe…

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