THE BRITISH Govt Intends To Withdraw From The European Convention of Human Rights Winston Churchill Helped Establish 62 Years Ago

The European Convention on Human Rights came into effect on 3 September 1953. Some people talk about the European Convention as if it was imposed on the unwilling British by our continental neighbours, but the reality may surprise you.

Europe united by democracy and human rights – whose idea was that?

In the early 1940s, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill raised the idea of a ‘Council of Europe’. In the wake of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust, the idea behind the Council of Europe was to set up an international organisation to promote democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

The Council was established by ten states, including the United Kingdom, on 5 May 1949. On 12 August 1949, Churchill said:

“The dangers threatening us are great but great too is our strength, and there is no reason why we should not succeed in… establishing the structure of this united Europe whose moral concepts will be able to win the respect and recognition of mankind…”

The Council of Europe set to work creating a human rights convention. Again, Churchill was an advocate; he proclaimed:

“In the centre of our movement stands the idea of a Charter of Human Rights, guarded by freedom and sustained by law.”

That ‘Charter of Human Rights’ of which Churchill spoke was named the European Convention on Human Rights.
Churchill said:
“In the centre of our movement stands the idea of a Charter of Human Rights, guarded by freedom and sustained by law.”
That ‘Charter of Human Rights’ of which Churchill spoke was named the European Convention on Human Rights.

Best For Britain@BestForBritainThe European Convention of Human Rights is a beacon of human decency in Britain and around the world.

“The dangers threatening us are great but great too is our strength, and there is no reason why we should not succeed in… establishing the structure of this united Europe whose moral concepts will be able to win the respect and recognition of mankind…”

Winston Churchill 1949

The Council of Europe set to work creating a human rights convention. Again, Churchill was an advocate; he proclaimed:

“In the centre of our movement stands the idea of a Charter of Human Rights, guarded by freedom and sustained by law.”

That ‘Charter of Human Rights’ of which Churchill spoke was named the European Convention on Human Rights.

Winston Churchill
Churchill’s Fight For Human Rights

By Saxon Norgard, Associate Editor
Churchill’s Fight For Human Rights
By Saxon Norgard, Associate Editor

We need enduring agreements like the Convention on Human Rights in order to ensure that our human rights are protected in the long-term.Geraint Davies@GeraintDaviesMP

The European Convention on Human Rights came into effect on 3 September 1953. Some people talk about the European Convention as if it was imposed on the unwilling British by our continental neighbours, but the reality may surprise you.

Europe united by democracy and human rights – whose idea was that?

In the early 1940s, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill raised the idea of a ‘Council of Europe’. In the wake of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust, the idea behind the Council of Europe was to set up an international organisation to promote democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

The Council was established by ten states, including the United Kingdom, on 5 May 1949. On 12 August 1949, Churchill said:

“The dangers threatening us are great but great too is our strength, and there is no reason why we should not succeed in… establishing the structure of this united Europe whose moral concepts will be able to win the respect and recognition of mankind…”

The Council of Europe set to work creating a human rights convention. Again, Churchill was an advocate; he proclaimed:

“In the centre of our movement stands the idea of a Charter of Human Rights, guarded by freedom and sustained by law.”

That ‘Charter of Human Rights’ of which Churchill spoke was named the European Convention on Human Rights.

Charter of Human Rights,
Charter of Human Rights, >crimson tazvinzwa

Additional writing & editing by crimson tazvinzwa

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