Theresa May's comments on human rights are 'reckless and misinformed', says Amnesty

Responding to Theresa May’s comments about changing human rights laws, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK section, said:

"Theresa May’s comments are reckless and misinformed.

"This is exactly the time that human rights must be protected and cherished, not attacked and undermined.  

"Amnesty International will not stand by silently when threats are made to 'rip up human rights laws'. Human rights are there to protect all in society - that is just pure common sense.

"Whoever is in government after the 8 June election must ensure our human rights are protected."

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