Network Rail pulls Amnesty posters on Human Rights Act

Network Rail pulls Amnesty posters on Human Rights Act

Rail authority says posters highlighting issues such as Hillsborough disaster breach rules on political advertising

An Amnesty International poster campaign aimed at highlighting how the Human Rights Act has helped causes as disparate as the Hillsborough families and the Northern Ireland peace process has been banned by Network Rail as too political, the rights group has said.

Amnesty said on Tuesday it was disappointed that posters booked for rail stations around the country had been pulled, even though Transport for London had run them at an underground station. Network Rail confirmed it had pulled the posters, saying they didn’t meet its rules on political advertising.

Related: Hillsborough and Shankill relatives back Human Rights Act campaign

.@nationalrailenq has pulled @AmnestyUK ads. Explaining what the Human Rights Act has done is “too political”. Objectifying women is fine.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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