Klug, Francesca and Wildbore, Helen
Protecting rights: how do we stop rights and freedoms being a political football?
Unlock Democracy, London, UK.
This pamphlet is based on a speech delivered by Francesca Klug at the Convention on Modern Liberty on 28 February 2009 in a workshop of this title. Our lecture and pamphlet series are intended to provoke debate on and interest in issues relating to democracy and human rights. As an organisation promoting democratic reform and human rights, we may disagree with what our contributors say – but we are always stimulated by and grateful to them. Helen Wildbore’s extensive appendix lists 23 examples of how the Human Rights Act has been used to defend human rights, ranging from limiting the scope of libel laws to defend freedom of expression and defending the rights of Iraqis unlawfully killed by British armed forced through to defending the rights of disabled people and same-sex couples.
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