“Removing” Human Rights

Richard Norton-Taylor writes: “We can’t remove human rights … There may be hysteria over two Pakistani terror suspects staying in the UK, but repealing the Human Rights Act is no solution.”  I agree.

“Removing” human rights is one of the more dangerous decision that one could come up with to solving a problem.  Of course, in theory, one cannot quite “remove” human rights; everyone has them inherently.  However, in practice, human rights are violated and denied, often in the name of some relatively positive end result.  But do the ends justify the means?  When the means are abusing human rights, threatening the very foundation these rights are recognized upon, and that endangers us all.

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