Amnesty International slams UK government legislation as 'draconian'
Amnesty has singled out the UK for strong criticism on human rights concerns including the refugee bill.
Human rights organization, Amnesty International, has criticized the UK and showed concern about its government legislation, the Middle East Monitor reported.
The human rights watchdog expressed its concern about the UK government's intention to replace the Human Rights Act, pointing out that this will make it hard for people to hold the government and the police accountable.
UK Justice Secretary Dominic Raab intends "to replace the Human Rights Act with a British bill of rights," which he says "will clamp down on people who use the media to incite violence," the Middle East Monitor indicated.
"Scrapping the Human Rights Act is an act of human rights vandalism that must be countered at all costs," underscored Amnesty International's UK CEO Sacha Deshmukh.
Amnesty described measures as "draconian"
According to the Middle East Monitor, the human rights group also criticized the UK's Nationality and Borders bill, "which will deprive refugees of the right to seek or be granted asylum" in the country.
"Under the bill, British citizens can be stripped of their citizenship without being informed. Amnesty has described the measures as 'draconian'," the website explained.
The bill "could see over 17,000 women and child refugees, including from the Middle East, prevented from reuniting with their families in the UK over the next five years," it added.