It is important because more criminals than law abiding citizens are benefiting from it than the intended beneficiaries the law abiding citizens of UK. The criminals are always at an advantage when they cry Human Rights they are too many rights acruing from the human rights act for criminals as opposed to law abiding citizens. Its all about criminal rights that law abiding citizens rights.
Get rid of the Human Rights Act it has become a charter for criminals sticking fingers not at the judiciary but at the core of our civil liberies. The innocent are now suffering from this poorly crafted, misinterpreted, abused and misrepresented part of our law. In its place we need our own Home Grown Civil Liberties Bill.