Prime Minister Theresa May (CON – Maidenhead) has announced that the Conservatives will fight the 2020 General Election on a platform of withdrawing the United Kingdom from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) once the Brexit process is finished.
Attorney General Jeremy Wright (CON – Kenilworth and Southam) said,
“Although we have no quarrel with the content of the European Convention on Human Rights, it is the way in which that document is applied that gives us difficulty.
“The Government are certainly committed to seeking to do something about that. [Government leaks] will have noticed that we have a few other things on our plate at the moment; I think we will have to resolve those before we can resolve the matter to which [the leak] refers.”
Plans are currently rumoured to see the details of the “British Bill of Rights” published before the 2020 General Election, with the implementation to happen in the event of a Tory victory in 2020, upon the departure of the UK from the Convention.
All 47 Members of the Council of Europe (NOT the European Union – a distinct body that has totally different functions) have agreed to the Convention, which includes rights such as the right to not be tortured, the right to not be a slave, and the right to a fair trial.