The Conservatives have set out plans to abolish the Human Rights Act and the Lib Dems are leading the campaign to stop them from doing this.

The Human Rights Act helps ensures our fundamental rights are protected and prevents the Government from disregarding these. Examples of protections offered include:

the right to life;
the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
the prohibition of slavery and forced labour;
the right to liberty and security of the person;
the right to a fair trial;
prohibition of punishment without law;
the right to respect for private and family life;
the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
the right to freedom of expression;
the right to freedom of assembly and association;
the right for men and women to marry and found a family;
the right to peaceful enjoyment of personal property;
the right to education;
the right to free elections;
and the prohibition of discrimination.

If you want to support the Lib Dem campaign to keep our human rights then please sign the petition here.