BHA joins UK-wide human rights coalition

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has joined a coalition with other major charities and children’s rights activists, which calls on the Government to make the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) part of UK law.

Andrew Copson, BHA Director of Education and Public Affairs, commented, ‘The BHA is deeply committed to human rights and campaign to promote a culture of respect for human rights in the UK and humanists  have always been in the forefront of such work.’

‘We ourselves campaign to promote the rights of young people in a number of areas, from access to education to inclusion in the Scouts and Guides. Working within this coalition, we hope to be able to promote the importance and legitimacy of the human rights of all young people in the UK, whatever their circumstances.’

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For further comment or information, contact Andrew Copson on 020 7079 3585.

The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity representing the interests of the large and growing population of ethically concerned, non-religious people living in the UK. The BHA is deeply committed to human rights and advocates an open and inclusive society in which individual freedom of belief and speech are supported by a policy of disinterested impartiality on the part of the government and official bodies towards the many groups within society so long as they conform to the minimum conventions of the society.   

The coalition, Rights of the Child UK (Rock), was started by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England. For more information, see
http://www.crae.org.uk/protecting/uk-law.html