Act now: Sign the petition to keep the UK in the ECHR

The politicians that misled the public and championed Brexit are now calling on the UK to withdraw from the European Court of Human Rights, the international court set up in the aftermath of the Second World War to protect people from tyranny.

Brexit is a calamity. It has damaged our economy, broken our politics, and made us weaker on the world stage, and now the people responsible for Brexit want to remove the UK from the European Court of Human Rights.

European Movement UK is calling on the government to commit to our membership of the European Court of Human Rights because it is the last line of defence of our rights and freedoms. Sign our petition now.

Since the UK became a member of the European Court of Human Rights the court has intervened 466 times to uphold human rights against the government including:

• Victims of domestic abuse gained exemption from the “bedroom tax”.

• Ended the ban on gay people serving in the armed forces.

• Forced law change so that DNA records of innocent people are destroyed.

• Greater protection for the media after a journalist was fined for refusing to reveal the identity of a source.

ECHR protects the following rights:

• Right to a fair trial.

• Right to liberty and security.

• Freedom from slavery and human trafficking.

• Right to equality and freedom from discrimination.

• Right to family life.

• Freedom of speech.

• Freedom from torture and ill-treatment.

• Right to privacy.

• Right to property.

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