Theresa May urged to clarify stance on European rights convention

Our Researcher James Dobson is quoted in The Guardian urging Theresa May to stick to the position she held during her leadership race that she would not try to take the UK out of the treaty.

Here is an excerpt from the quote:

“The European convention on human rights is a vital document – written and championed by Conservative politicians after the atrocities of world war two – that promotes freedom and provides protection to people across Europe. These freedoms and protections include the rights of gay and lesbian people, the rights of the media against state censorship, more effective prosecution of domestic violence, and the rights of illegitimate children. Britain must remain a proud signatory of it.”

Read the full article here