Before the election Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act.
Now the Conservatives have set out plans to abolish the Human Rights Act in the first 100 days of this Parliament.
Liberal Democrats believe in safeguarding the interests and rights of individuals.
That's why we have launched a campaign to stop the Conservatives from abolishing the Human Rights Act.
The Human Rights Act gives us access to:
- the right to life;
- the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
- the prohibition of slavery and forced labour;
- the right to liberty and security of the person;
- the right to a fair trial;
- prohibition of punishment without law;
- the right to respect for private and family life;
- the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
- the right to freedom of expression;
- the right to freedom of assembly and association;
- the right for men and women to marry and found a family;
- the right to peaceful enjoyment of personal property;
- the right to education;
- the right to free elections;
- and the prohibition of discrimination.