Human rights and cat fights – and why reform matters

Writing on the Huffington Post this morning, I outline the importance of a serious debate over the Human Rights Act and how it is functioning.

“The Human Rights Act has clearly had unintended consequences. Over creative judges, not grounded in the British legal tradition, have extended the scope of a law meant to protect against the very worst of humanity to defend those who do not value it at all.

If a badly researched anecdote is the last we hear of the debate to reform a malfunctioning law, our political classes are failing the society they were elected to defend.”