Together signs joint letter to the Prime Minister, calling for a commitment to safeguarding universal human rights
Date: 10th December 2018
Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms
To mark Human Rights Day on the 10th December 2018, Together has signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for a commitment to safeguarding universal human rights as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.
This year, Human Rights Day marks 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The letter, composed by the British Institute for Human Rights was sent to the Prime Minister’s office, copying in the other party leaders and the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Dear Prime Minister,
Today, on Human Rights Day, we ask you to join us in celebrating universal human rights in the UK and commit to standing firm on our hard-won freedoms and protections.
Created 70 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone in human history. Following the horrors of World War II, the world community came together to say never again and set down the protections every person has simply because we are all human.
Heralded as the Magna Carta for all human kind, the UDHR has set a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, inspiring law and action across the world.
Through the European Convention on Human Rights and our own Human Rights Act we have brought those rights home, making them real and meaningful for people everyday across the UK.
2019 marks another milestone in our history. As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, and uncertainty surrounds us, we ask you to ensure that our commitment to universal human rights at home remains strong and certain.