Pete Weatherby QC says the Human Rights Act protects us all in response to Theresa May’s pledge to scrap the Act

8 June 2017

Pete Weatherby QC, a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, took part in an interview with BBC Radio Wales yesterday (7 June 2017), to express his grave concern at Theresa May’s pledge to seek to abolish the Human Rights Act 1998.

With more than 25 years’ experience as a human rights barrister, Pete commented that we already have very robust anti-terror and immigration laws in this country, and that human rights laws have not got in the way of deporting foreign terrorists previously who have been subsequently tried in the court of law in their own countries, as suggested otherwise by Mrs May.

He reiterated that the Human Rights Act 1998 is what protect us all, is a victims charter, and abolishing it is not the answer to fighting terrorism.

The full radio interview can be heard here (please go to 09.50 minutes).

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