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The voluntary sector needs to fight for the Human Rights Act

21 May 2015 | Belinda Pratten

The government’s attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act is not just a problem for civil liberties charities but for the voluntary sector as a whole, says charity consultant Belinda Pratten.

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