Today the Government has announced it will repeal our Human Rights Act.
In all its messaging, there has been no recognition of the enormous benefits the Human Rights Act has brought to so many, including service personnel and their families. Many of the people our charity supports are enormously concerned at the Government’s proposals.
Told by service personnel or their families that have directly benefited from the Human Rights Act, our short series of Human Rights Stories aims to provide examples of some of these cases. Links to the stories are listed here but can also be accessed individually via our News tab, above. Full authority is given for the blogs to be reproduced.
- Human Rights Stories No.1 – Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement.
- Human Rights Stories No. 2: getting Parliament to engage with the reality of military rape
- Human Rights Stories No. 3: having my veteran husband’s suicide officially recognised as caused by his military service
- Human Rights Stories No. 4: DEEPCUT. How the families used the Human Rights Act to get access to the State’s evidence and exposed abuse & ill treatment of vulnerable young trainees in the Army
- Human Rights Stories No. 5: Justice and dignity for our LGBT+ service personnel
- Human Rights Stories No. 6: forcing the Ministry of Defence to accept that they had a duty to protect my son, and exposing their failure to provide soldiers with the right equipment
- Human Rights Stories No.7: changing the law for disabled veterans
A more detailed response to the Government’s Independent Review of the Human Rights Act can be accessed here:
A blog by our Director for the British Institute of Human Rights entitled Why the Human Rights Act Matters to Members of the Armed Forces – published on Human Rights Day 2021 – can be accessed here: