Advocacy Focus has proudly joined forces with the British Institute of Human Rights and over 150 UK organisations to issue a letter to the Prime Minister asking to safeguard our human rights on the eve of the Brexit Withdrawal Deal vote in Parliament. 

On the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights and Human Rights Day, we want to show the unprecedented support for human rights across the UK, working with the likes of Amnesty International UK, Liberty, Justice and Human Rights Watch and many more to raise awareness of the importance of the letter below.

This letter has support from people from all walks of life, including new mothers, children, carers, people with learning disabilities and mental ill-health, women experiencing violence, migrants, older people, and groups campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights, fair trials, access to justice, decent housing and against racial discrimination.

Sanchita Hosali, Director of BIHR, said:

“The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that Magna Carta for all humankind, should be a cause for celebration in the UK. These hard-won and enduring freedoms, which have been brought home through our own Human Rights Act, provide protection for everyone here at home, That is why over 150 groups have joined together to urge the Prime Minister to stand with us and ensure our rights are secured. As we face significant uncertainty around Brexit, now is the time to safeguard our human rights, needed as much today as when the world community set them down 70 years ago.”

The Letter

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