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Poll shows big support for Human Rights Act

A new poll released today shows surprisingly widespread support for the Human Rights Act in Britain. Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights, the survey showed 96 per cent of Britons want a law protecting their rights and freedoms. The survey comes two days after lord chancellor Jack… Read more »

Straw: HRA needs rebalancing
Jack Straw: Human Rights Act needs rebalancing

Justice secretary Jack Straw is planning to “rebalance” the Human Rights Act amid concerns it has become a “villains charter”. Mr Straw, who has become frustrated with the way that the act is operating, has suggested the rights in the legislation could be balanced with new “responsibilities” to obey the law and to be loyal… Read more »