He said it could have a particular impact in Northern Ireland.
“Alliance is committed to the retention of the Human Rights Act in UK law, as well as the development of a rights act and a Single Equality Bill specifically for Northern Ireland. Therefore any attempt to repeal it and replace it with a British Bill of Rights should be resisted.
“Human rights are embedded into the Good Friday Agreement, so any changes to or removal of the Act would have a profound effect both on it and the commitment to an international treaty signed in 1998.
“The implications if the Prime Minister pushes ahead with this issue would be incredibly serious. Any changes to human rights across this island should strengthen them, not reduce them.”