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Protect our Human Rights Act: Write to Your MP

19 October 2022

On 22nd June 2022, the UK Government published a new Bill that would get rid of our Human Rights Act. They’re calling it the Bill of Rights – but it’s exactly the opposite. This is a Rights Removal Bill and represents the latest step in plans to reduce their responsibilities to uphold the human rights protections people rely on every day across the UK.

On 9th September 2022, the Government confirmed the Bill has been paused and they have said they’re now “working through all the issues that were being considered for the [Rights Removal Bill]“. While this delay to the Bill is welcome news, it does not mean that our Human Rights Act is safe. The Justice Secretary has said that the Government still wants to reform our Human Rights Act – which means all our rights are still at risk.

With the UK currently facing a cost of living crisis and increasing inequality, it is more important than ever that the Government is not allowed to weaken the important protections offered by our Human Rights Act.

One way you can help is to write to your MP to tell them why our Human Rights Act matters and to urge them to protect it.

The British Institute of Human Rights have created a form which takes two minutes to fill in and your completed letter will be emailed to you at the end. Alternatively, you can download the letter as a customisable Word document. You can edit this letter as much or as little as you like.

Not sure who to write to? You can find out who your MP is by entering your postcode on the UK Parliament website.

Click here to use The British Institute of Human Rights form to create your own letter

Click here to download The British Institute of Human Rights form as an editable word document

The British Institute of Human Rights also worked with Sian and Lucy, Pembrokeshire People First members and RITES Committee members, to create an Easy Read version of this letter. This was checked by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability. A huge thank you to everyone involved.

Click here to download the easy-read letter as an editable word document

Original Source: The British Institute of Human Rights

Click here to visit Human Rights Act: Write to Your MP (original source page)

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