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EU Council warns UK on human rights

The Council of Europe has warned Britain that the negative coverage of human rights by its media could undermine other countries' commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights.

“If the UK were now to be perceived as calling the convention into question, this could have a negative knock-on effect in other countries,” said Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General the Council of Europe, also the guardian of the European Convention of Human Rights.

His comment comes as British Tory politicians, including Home Secretary Theresa May, are calling for an end to Human Rights Act 1998 that obliges Britain to follow the EU Human Rights Convention.

The critics of the Convention and the HRA 1998 want a British Bill of Rights that cites the limitations the EU imposes on how Britain deals with immigrants, as well as the recent disputes between the European Court of Human Rights and the Bri

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Added: Nov-21-2011 Occurred On: Nov-21-2011
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