Leaders' debates have been 'human rights-free' zone

Following yesterday’s televised leaders’ debate between the three main political parties, Amnesty International UK Head of Policy and Government Affairs Jeremy Croft said:

“It’s a great shame that so far the leaders’ debates have been a virtual human rights-free zone. Last night Nick Clegg’s opening address referred to allegations of UK torture complicity but neither he nor anyone else picked this up in the debates.

“Human rights at home and abroad are key issues going to the heart of how the UK conducts itself and we need to see the main political parties adding human rights to the mix in the remainder of this election campaign.”

Amnesty activists across the country are currently lobbying parliamentary candidates to include human rights issues in their election campaigns.

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