Blessed George Napier students campaign to protect human rights act

Sixth Form students at Blessed George Napier School have been raising awareness of the human rights act.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:41 am
Sixth formers in Blessed George Napier School's Amnesty International Youth Group who are campaigning to save the Human Rights Act. NNL-161129-113222001

The students are members of the school’s Amnesty International Youth Group and fear if the government scraps the act, it will threaten the fairness of the legal system.

Sixth Form student, Rebecca Nutt, the group’s press release officer, said: “In Amnesty’s opinion the act helped uncover the truth about Hillsborough, contributed to the peace agreement in Northern Ireland and has also enabled countless ordinary individuals to fight the injustice they have experienced.”

The Banbury Amnesty International Group is holding a Write for Rights event at St Mary’s Church, on December 10, between midday and 2pm.

People can send greetings card messages of support to people around the world facing human rights abuses.

BGN School is also hosting a talk on January 16, from 7.30pm, and has invited Mark Jones, from Amnesty central office to talk on the human rights situation in Turkey.