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Call to adopt UK Bill of Rights

Posted By admin On August 10, 2008 @ 4:06 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

BBC [1]
Sunday, Aug 10, 2008

The government should adopt a Bill of Rights for the UK, a cross-party committee of MPs and peers has urged.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights said the bill should go further than current human rights legislation.

The bill should give greater protection to groups such as children, the elderly and those with learning difficulties, it said in a report.

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Labour and the Conservatives agree on the need for a new Bill of Rights, but differ on what areas it should cover.

The committee said the bill should include rights to housing, education and a healthy environment.

Its report referred to a survey conducted in 2006 when more than three-quarters of the people polled agreed that “Britain needs a Bill of Rights to protect the liberty of the individual”.

‘Vulnerable people’

The report said the new Bill should include all the rights spelt out in the Human Rights Act and then enshrine others in law.

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[1] BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7552015.stm

[2] Wyden, Issa call for Internet bill of rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wyden-issa-call-for-internet-bill-of-rights.html

[3] States’ rights pushed in bill that would ‘assert the sovereignty of the state’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/states-rights-pushed-in-bill-that-would-assert-the-sovereignty-of-the-state.html

[4] Digital Bill to strip Britons of their rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/digital-bill-to-strip-britons-of-their-rights.html

[5] Obama’s U-Turn On Indefinite Detention Bill a “Historic Tragedy” For Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-u-turn-on-indefinite-detention-bill-a-historic-tragedy-for-rights.html

[6] Obama Supporters Sign Petition to Repeal Bill of Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-supporters-sign-petition-to-repeal-bill-of-rights.html

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