LEGAL MATTERS: Parties Urged to Defend Human Rights and the Rule of Law
Legal bodies and consumers' groups have called on all political parties to defend human rights and the rule of law.
A coalition of eight organisations have drawn up a 'Manifesto for Justice' which also insists everyone should be able to win access to justice through systems such as legal aid.
Director of the Legal Action Group, Alison Hannah, said: 'Over the last few years we have seen too much rushed legislation leading to bad laws, even where fundamental principles of the constitution and justice are affected.
'We want to see a government that thinks through the implications of change before implementing it and values dignity, respect and fairness for all …
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Publication information: Article title: LEGAL MATTERS: Parties Urged to Defend Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: April 20, 2005. Page number: 2. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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