Will the Tories reduce Human Rights | Davis Blank Furniss

The European Convention on Human Rights was developed by the UK and others following World War II.

In 1998, the Human Rights Act was established in order to enable access to human rights here in the UK instead of having to pursue them in the European Court of Human Rights.  It was to form the basis and ensure that basic human rights formed part of the Government’s decision making at national level as well as at local level.

The Human Rights Act contains sixteen rights, most of which we in the UK take for granted and as a given for example:

~ the right to life

~ the right to a fair trial

~ the right to respect for private and family life

~ the right to freedom of expression

~ the right to marry and find a family

~ the right to an education

~ the right to freedom of thought, conscious and religion

These duties when placed on public authorities are important so as to ensure legal accountability for decisions which are made that would affect the human rights of the citizens of the UK. However, this is now under threat as David Cameron has stated that he intends to repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights.

The question is: What is the Tory Party hoping to achieve by repealing the Human Rights Act?

There is no doubt that asylum, immigration and counter-terrorism are part of the background to the proposed changes.

Whichever way we look at it, it will no doubt affect and limit future applications for foreigners to enter and work in the UK and possibly make it more difficult for employers to recruit lower paid skilled workers to fill skill shortages in the UK.

To learn more about Shiva and her work, please visit her profile.


Read what our clients have to say...

View All

Excellent experience start to finish – always very responsive to any queries and the turnaround on the property I was buying was very quick, even in the busy time leading up to stamp duty deadline. Jenny was always very helpful and went above and beyond to close on a short timescale.

Ben Armitage

“Very approachable, practical solutions to problems, but most of all very responsive which I personally think is very important because if you need help, you need it quickly, or at least to know someone is looking at it for you”.

Joanne Rowe, Finance Director, Greater Manchester Chamber

“Always able to contact, very approachable, friendly and professional”

Nives Feely, JAM Recruitment

“I believe I have been able to establish a professional working relationship with everyone I have come into contact. Importantly, I sense the relationships which have been established give me the confidence that I can make contact with Davis Blank Furniss at any time and on any matter. I would also like to express my thanks to the very impressive “gatekeepers” who work in reception, not only for making me very welcome, but also for their professionalism”

Bill Pryke, CEO, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

“Thank you for your efficient and friendly help throughout this process. We have had it easy but your approach has been part of that”.

Robert Amsbury (Conveyancing Client)

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the ongoing support and assistance the firm has offered to our parents over the years. I hope also that we may be able to call on you if necessary in the future.”

Valerie Fisher (Probate Client)

“Jo always provides great service, understands our needs and delivers on her promises. Our needs are relatively simple but the complexity arises out of the volume of work and short time frames, Jo always delivers.”

Peter Fernandez, Corporate Director at Royal Bank of Scotland

“A big thank you to all who dealt with my wife’s claim… We would not hesitate to recommend Davis Blank Furniss to anyone that may be in a situation like we have been…”

Anon (Personal Injury client)

“Before putting my case in Kirsty (Morbey)’s capable hands I’ve met a couple of other solicitors. None of them listen to me as intently as Kirsty and showed me as much empathy and understanding as she did. Simultaneously she was able to look at my case from legal perspective, explain all the options and follow each of our meetings with written summary of the discussed matters (in timely manner). Her advice was invaluable and led me to successfully ending the case matter (hopeful for good). I’m forever grateful for he work and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for reliable, knowledgeable and committed solicitor”.

Anon (Family client)
5 star service

Our Manchester office is rated 5 stars on Google