Jeremy Corbyn: On Human Rights Day, the UK government must reflect on its own inaction and complicity
JEREMY CORBYN warns that on Human Rights Day Britain is trying to jettison its obligations under international treaties and turning its back on the most vulnerable
If we walk away from the European Convention and human rights legislation, we will leave a terrible legacy for future generations.
There has been a resurgent pushback against human rights around the world. Let us not be part of it; let us go in the opposite direction.
Human rights have to be universal. They do not mean going to war with somebody. They do not mean abandoning or demonising the most vulnerable.
They mean engagement to try to achieve a more peaceful, caring and compassionate world for us all.