How will repealing EU law affect human rights in the UK?

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BREAKING: Theresa May is to introduce a “Great Repeal Act” to “end the supremacy in Britain of EU law”. But how will it affect human rights protections?

Here are the key things to know.

1. The European Convention on Human Rights is a treaty the UK signed up to in 1953. It is not connected to the European Union and there are no plans at the moment to withdraw from it: see this. Continue reading