Pledge to Save Our Human Rights Act

A diverse coalition of more than 130 of the UK’s most prominent organisations – ranging from religious and professional bodies to law firms, unions, environmental charities and the families of terrorism victims – have publicly committed to oppose any attempt to repeal the Human Rights Act.

As the Government confirmed its intention to replace the Act with a weaker “British Bill of Rights” in May 2016's Queen’s Speech, 137 organisations have pledged to fight the proposals.

The pledge reaffirms that human rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable – not a privilege to be given and rationed by any Government. It reads:

 

We believe in fundamental human rights and freedoms – shared values that protect every member of the human family and the society we seek to build together.

Human rights underpin our democracy, hold Governments to account and require that everyone’s dignity is equally respected.

We pledge to oppose any Government plans to repeal our Human Rights Act – in so doing we stand firm on guaranteeing universal human rights protections for generations to come.”

 

Full list of signatories:

Act for the Act

Action on Elder Abuse

Advice Services Alliance

Advice UK

Age UK London

All Wales People First

Amnesty International UK

Anti-Slavery International

Arcadea

Ashiana Network

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Asylum Aid

Asylum Link Merseyside

AVA Project

Bail for Immigration Detainees

BIHR

Bindmans

Birthrights

British Humanist Association

British Institute of Learning Difficulties

CAJ

Campaign for Freedom of Information

Carers UK

Centre for Criminal Appeals

Centre of European Law and Internationalisation

Children's Rights Alliance for England

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Community Development Cymru

CPAG

Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research

Detention Action

Disability Law Service

Disability News Service

Disabled People Against Cuts

Discrimination Law Association

Down's Syndrome Association

ECPAT UK

EMMAUS

End Violence Against Women

English PEN

Equal Rights Trust

Fair Trials International

Family Rights Group

Fawcett Society

Freedom from Torture

Friends of the Earth

Friends, Families and Travellers

Garden Court Chambers

Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)

Grandparents Plus

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Hackney migrant Centre

Heart n Soul

Howard League for Penal Reform

Human Rights Watch

ILPA

Imran Khan and Partners

Inclusion London

Index on Censorship

INQUEST

Inspire

Institute of Race Relations

Integrate Bristol

Judith Trust

Just for Kids Law

JUST West Yorkshire

Justice

Kalayaan

Latin American Women's Rights Services

Law Centres Network

Legal Action Group

Leigh Day

LGBT Consortium

Liberty

London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association

London Voluntary Services Council

Mary Ward Legal Centre

Medconfidential

Medical Justice

METRO Charity

Migrants' Rights Network

Muslim Council of Britain

National AIDS Trust

National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO)

National Care Forum

National Development Team for Inclusion

NICEM

Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council

NSUN

NUS

Office of the Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Older People's Advocacy Alliance (UK)

PALG

Pembrokeshire People First

Prisoners Advice Service

Privacy International

Public and Commercial Services Union

Quakers in Britain

Race on the Agenda

Refugee Council

René Cassin

Reprieve

Rights Watch (UK)

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Runnymede Trust

Safer Wales

Safety 4 Sisters

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

Shelter

SOAS Student Union

St. Martin of Tours HA

Statewatch

Stonewall

Tai Pawb

Terrence Higgins Trust

Thameside Human Rights Watch UK

The Football Supporters Federation

The Traveller Movement

Together – Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights

Transform Justice

True Voice

TUC

UK Families  Flight 103

UNA-UK

UNISON

UNITE

Unlock Democracy

Welsh Women’s Aid

West Norfolk Disability Information Service

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

Wish

Women Asylum Seekers Together

Women for Refugee Women

Women@thewell

Women's Aid

Women's Resource Centre

York Human Rights City Network

Young Legal Aid Lawyers