Human rights versus citizenship rights

Media coverage of human rights in the UK

Authored by: Des McNulty , Nicholas Watson , Gregory Philo

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138931176
eBook ISBN: 9781315679891
Adobe ISBN: 9781317395553


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Human rights have been high on the United Kingdom (UK) political agenda for a number of years. Debate is intensified by the election of a Conservative government that, in their manifesto, pledged to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) introduced by the Labour party in 1998, and replace it with a British Bill of Rights. 1 Whilst this move has considerable support in Conservative supporting media, it will be strenuously opposed by the other main political parties, the devolved administrations of Scotland and Wales and by much of the legal profession.

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