Long Live the Human Rights Act!

The Human Rights Act is composed of guarantees that not so long ago would have been anathema to all serious socialists. Times change. In this age of neo-liberalism, the intellectual resources enjoyed by progressives have drastically drained away. Human rights are no longer a reminder of a liberal past; they have become one of the few hopeful signs that we are heading to a better future. Once a sceptic, Professor Conor Gearty will argue for the retention and, when the time is right, expansion of this piece of legislation.

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