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Britain’s Retreat From Human Rights Is a ‘Danger’ to EU Unity

British Prime Minister, David Cameron  addressing the press on the refugee crisis. (Image: Screenshot/YouTube)
British Prime Minister, David Cameron addressing the press on the refugee crisis. (Image: Screenshot/YouTube)

British Prime Minister, David Cameron’s latest decision to withdraw his attendance at the United Nations (UN) Gerneral Assembly debate has brought criticism of the PM, government, and their stance on global human rights issues.

Critics believe that Britain’s role of leading positive global initiatives is now being taken over by countries like France.

They conclude that: “Cameron’s absence from the general assembly debate is a sign that Britain is pulling back from the international human rights arena.”

Fran Burwell, director of the Transatlantic Relations Program at the Atlantic, indicated that Britain has pulled back from supporting important issues before, like global efforts to tackle two of Europe’s biggest crises: The Ukraine conflict, and Greece’s financial crisis, RT reported.

“Because it takes place in this environment, it looks like another time when a country that was a leading force at the Iran talks will not be there when everyone focuses on it,” Bruswell said.

There is also a growing concern the British Conservative Party’s plans to withdraw from the Strasbough court might make it “impossible to enforce human rights across Europe in future.

With the migrant crisis spreading across Europe, Britain’s role in legislating decisions on human rights-related issues might be more than ever.

The response to the migrant crisis differ from nation to nation, but counter actions are increasingly harshening.

The British Government intends to “scrap” the Human Rights Act, “and replace it with a so-called British Bill of Rights.” One of the most prominent defenders of the Human Rights Act is the British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Great changes are shifting the political tectonics globally. Thanks to those who are weary of what is at stake morally, the resulting earthquakes have not been able to destroy all infrastructures that have been established over the past decades.

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