Britain downgrades human rights across globe, Amnesty warns

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef (R) welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron in Riyadh January 13, 2012. © Fahad Shadeed

Britain is allowing a “culture of impunity” to flourish across the globe by planning to scrap the Human Rights Act, a damning report from Amnesty International has warned.

In its annual report on the worldwide state of human rights, the campaign group criticizes the Tory plan to abolish the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights, excluding the UK from European jurisdiction.

As well as the British Bill of Rights, the report also examines the British government’s breach of privacy and undertaking of mass surveillance.

The UK is setting a dangerous precedent to the world on human rights. There’s no doubt that the downgrading of human rights by this government is a gift to dictators the world over and fatally undermines our ability to call on other countries to uphold rights and laws,” Amnesty’s UK director, Kate Allen, said.

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