“The Commission fully accepts the government’s responsibility to protect the safety and security of air travellers. The right to life is the ultimate human right and we support the government reviewing security in the light of recent alleged terrorist activity.
“However, the government needs to ensure that measures to protect this right also take into account the need to be proportionate in its counter-terrorism proposals and ensure that they are justified by evidence and effectiveness.”
The Commission is concerned that that the proposals to introduce body scanners are likely to have a negative impact on individual’s rights to privacy, especially members of particular groups including disabled people, older people, children, transgendered people women and religious groups. Under the Human Rights Act, any infringement of the right to privacy must be justified, necessary and proportionate."
But not men, apparently. Why do lady front gardens deserve less attention than a blokes dangle?
This will end badly for Gorgon & Co, but by the time they lose this case, they will all be dribbling in Homes for Ex-Politicians. They are solid on this: they lose almost all human rights abuse cases. It's the one thing they do well.
In the meantime, travellers will suffer the indignities, and the alleged fucked up DNA that this back-scatter technology is renowned for.
As a frequent flyer, though, my main reason for not wanting to leap in and out of these abominations is because....THEY DON'T FUCKING WORK!
For the record, I don't really mind some jobsworth locked away in a room with a gross of Kleenex looking at my winkie. But FFS, please make my embarrassment worth the inconvenience. These scanners cannot find bomb-making materials and another, less harmful method must be found.
This isn't about human rights for me, it's about doing the job properly and safely.