That ECHR not in full…

The Human Rights Act, 1998, is:
An Act to give further effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights; to make provision with respect to holders of certain judicial offices who become judges of the European Court of Human Rights; and for connected purposes.

The European Convention on Human Rights was drawn up by lawyers such as David Maxwell Fyfe after the Second World War. The HRA is the ECHR (without a couple of Articles which are already covered by British law/ convention), and very briefly is:

PART I The Convention Rights and Freedoms
Article 2 Right to life
Article 3 Prohibition of torture
Article 4 Prohibition of slavery and forced labour
Article 5 Right to liberty and security
Article 6 Right to a fair trial
Article 7 No punishment without law
Article 8 Right to respect for private and family life
Article 9 Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Article 10 Freedom of expression
Article 11 Freedom of assembly and association
Article 12 Right to marry
Article 14 Prohibition of discrimination
Article 16 Restrictions on political activity of aliens
Article 17 Prohibition of abuse of rights
Part II The First Protocol
Article 1 Protection of property
Article 2 Right to education
Article 3 Right to free elections
Part III The 13th Protocol
Abolition of the death penalty
This is all pretty reasonable, and, one would think, uncontroversial.  But not according to Theresa May.
See the Grauniad’s wonderful video spoof on this.

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