Asylum seekers, immigrants taking advantage of Human Rights Act

January 13th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin  

London, Jan 13 (ANI): A UK Government study has revealed that most British people believe asylum seekers and immigrants are taking advantage of the Human Rights Act.

The study of 1,965 people for the Ministry of Justice was conducted in October 2005, but its results have only now been released.

It says 57 per cent agree that too many people, mostly asylum seekers and other “foreigners”, take advantage of the Human Rights Act, while 40 per cent agreed that the Act has caused more problems than it has solved.

One in 10 people believe criminals and lawyers are taking advantage of the Act, the Daily Express reported.

The report, published on January 10, presents the findings from the Human Rights Insight Project, which was conducted by the Department for Constitutional Affairs (which was taken over by the Ministry of Justice in May 2007) from December 2004 to May 2006.

The research also says people believe there is a lack of shared values in Britain. A total of 56 per cent agreed that “this country lacks a shared sense of rights and responsibilities” and 94 per cent agreed “we need to treat each other with more respect”. (ANI)

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