The Conservative Party will not scrap the Human Rights Act while Brexit negotiations are ongoing, Theresa May has said.

However, should the party win the upcoming election, she said the Tories would “consider our human rights legal framework” once the UK has left the European Union.

Britain will also remain signatories to the European Convention on Human Rights for the duration of the next Parliament.

May, when Home Secretary, first pledged in September 2013 that a Conservative government would “scrap” the Human Rights Act as part of its manifesto for 2015.

Elsewhere, the Conservative manifesto praises Britain’s judiciary and pledges modernisation of the courts.

The manifesto also pledge a £1bn investment in prisons and specialist training in handling victims of serious sexual offences for publicly-funded advocates.

The manifesto can be read in full below.

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