In the Media

Phillips attacks ?popular narrative? on human rights

PUBLISHED December 12, 2011

Much of the ?nonsense on stilts? surrounding the Human Rights Act (HRA) in this country is generated by politicians and the media, Britain?s equality chief has said.

In an article in The Sunday Times, Trevor Phillips, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, attacks the ?popular narrative? that human rights apply exclusively to prisoners who want the right to vote or have porn magazines brought to their cells, or rapists and murderers seeking to avoid deportation.

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