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Call on Theresa May to 'turn the corner on human rights'

EU migrant rights, tackling rise in hate crime and safeguarding the Human Rights Act should be priorities

As the new Prime Minister Theresa May takes office, Amnesty UK Director Kate Allen, said:

“We look forward to working with Theresa May on a range of human rights issues.

“There’s much to be concerned about in the country Theresa May is inheriting, and we very much need to turn the corner on human rights.

“The work should start today. The Prime Minister should make it her first point of business to guarantee that EU migrants can stay in the UK and won’t be used as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations. She also needs to tackle the recent rise in hate crimes, racism and xenophobia and ensure refugees and migrants are no longer denigrated in political speeches.

“Theresa May has said she’s committed to the UK remaining a signatory to the European Convention of Human Rights, which we warmly welcome, and she should now ensure that key human rights protections are safeguarded in Brexit negotiations, that human rights are put back at the centre of British foreign policy and the Human Rights Act is safeguarded here at home.”


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