Anderson MEP to launch legal opinion on impact of Repeal of 1998 Human Rights Act

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson will launch a specifically commissioned legal opinion into the repeal of the 1998 Human Rights Act at 12 noon, Thursday 3rd Marchin an Cultúrlann, West Belfast,

Martina Anderson MEP said:

“Sinn Féin along with our colleagues in the GUE/NGL group of MEPs commissioned a legal opinion on the impact the proposed Repeal of the 1998 Human Rights Act by the British government would have on society.

 “I will launch that opinion in an Cultúrlann in West Belfast tomorrow 3rd March with Caoilfhionn Gallagher and Katie O’Byrne of Doughty Street Chambers and a representative from Kevin Winters Law being joined by the north’s Human Rights Commissioner Les Allenby.

“West Belfast MLA Rosie McCorley will be on hand to explain Sinn Féin’s opposition to any moves to Repeal the Act and outline our determination to mobilise against any attempt to diminish Human Rights protections for our people.”