human rights evaluTION

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  • How well are rights protected in the UK
    • Strengths of uk rights
      • Murder, manslaughter and common assault are illegal due to common showing we have strong tradition
      • We are signed into ECHR the european convention of human rights
    • Weaknesses of uk rights
      • the rise in terrorism has led to new laws with affect the rights of some people, such as Prevention of terrorism act 2005 by tony blair
      • can be overturned by parliamentary statute, and now with added pressure of leaving the EU more power will be given tojudges
      • Parliament is still sovereign and could ignore the ECHR or repeal human rights act

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