Human Rights Act: Gerry Adams criticises 'attack' on NI peace deal
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said a UK plan to scrap the Human Rights Act is a "scandalous attack" on Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement.
The new Conservative government intends to repeal the act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights.
Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has defended the plan and said the proposed British Bill of Rights would transfer power to UK courts but would "continue to protect fundamental rights enshrined in the European Convention".
BBC News NI Political Correspondent Chris Page reports.
13 May 2015
- From the section Northern Ireland