Overwhelming majority back human rights laws that protect everyone equally

A poll commissioned by charity EachOther (formerly RightsInfo) found that by far the majority of people living in the UK believe that human rights laws must protect everyone equally to be effective.

88% of people surveyed agree with the statement that “rights, laws and protections must apply to everyone equally” in order to be effective – a 10 percent increase on four years ago. Only seven percent of respondents disagreed with this idea, down from 11% in 2015.

In light of UK Government plans to look again at the Human Rights Act, these figures show that there is high public support for human rights in the UK, and across all political party supporters.