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Tory leader's claims 'wide of the mark'

A leading Isle of Man advocate says the 2001 Human Rights Act, recently criticised by a top UK politician, is perfectly sound and benefits the Island's population.

Tory leader David Cameron says the act, introduced by the Labour government in 2000 is 'rotten to the core' and should be replaced by a British Bill of Rights.

The Island fully adopted the act on November the first last year.

It means people don't have to take their cases right through the Manx system before going to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

The Isle of Man Law Society's Spokesman on Human Rights, Paul Beckett, says Mr Cameron's claims are wide of the mark:

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