es/wh Strasbourg, July 11, 2022
The “yes, but not quite yet” resignation of UK prime minister Boris Johnson has left the remains of his assaults on what is left of its former European commitments trundling through the statute book. Among these is abandoning the Human Rights Act (HRA), which helped protect freedom of expression in Britain for over 20 years. It continues to trundling its way through parliament.
The Council of Europe, backed by Index on Censorship, English PEN, and Article 19, deplores the UK’s intention to abandon the HRA, which (like the Single Market) the UK not long ago played a key role in establishing.
See CoE statement which explains why it´s so important.