United kingdom – Human rights: a broken promise

23/02/2006 – “Let no one be in any doubt. The rules of the game are changing.” So warned on 5 August 2005 Prime Minister Tony Blair in the aftermath of the July bombings in London when outlining a package of measures, described as countering terrorism, that threaten human rights, the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law. In fact the government started changing the rules well before then.