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Welsh Lib Dems continue campaign against Tory plans to scrap human rights

The Welsh Labour Government must put more pressure on the UK Government to halt the Tories’ plans to scrap human rights, the Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly for South Wales West, Peter Black said today.

Responding to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Annual Review in the Welsh Assembly, Mr. Black called on the Welsh Government to work others to send a strong message to the UK Government that we oppose any attempt to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998.

He said: "Our human rights laws protect the most vulnerable in society: they have stopped the state spying on us, helped victims of rape or domestic abuse, supported peaceful protest, protected soldiers, guarded against slavery and provided answers for grieving families.

"Scrapping the Human Rights Act would undermine our Welsh devolution settlement and be a retrograde step in the promotion and protection of human rights.  It would only make the system more complex with one set of laws applying to devolved issues and another to non-devolved issues."

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