The Human Rights Act 1998

The UK Government has now introduced its British Bill of Rights, which if passed, will replace the Human Rights Act. The new bill has been called the Rights Removal Bill, because of concerns that it will lead to rights regression if passed.

Read the UK Government’s statement about the #RightsRemovalBill here

UK Parliament Joint Committee for Human Rights Response

  • The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee for Human Rights is carrying out legislative scrutiny of the so-called British Bill of Rights before its second reading in the House of Commons. They have announced a Call for Evidence to help with this work. Concerned individuals and organisations have until the 26th August 2022 to respond to the Call for Evidence.
    Click here to read more and respond to the Call for Evidence
  • The Joint Committee has also published a short, anonymous survey to gather views on whether the Human Rights Act should be replaced by the Rights Removal Bill.
    Click here to read more and take part in the 3-minute survey
  • The Acting Chair of the Joint Committee has written to Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab MP, expressing their concern that the Bill does not reflect the outcomes of the Committee’s previous inquiry, and disregards the opinions of those who participated in a large-scale consultation about the Bill
    Click here to read the letter in full
  • The British Institute for Human Rights has published a briefing for the Committee, urging them to reject the new Bill.
    Click here to read the briefing

Scottish Government Response

Consortium Response to the Rights Removal Bill

Civil Society and SHRC Responses to the Rights Removal Bill

Consultation Responses to the Ministry of Justice on the proposed British Bill of Rights, March 2022

Blogs

Joint Committee for Human Rights Inquiry into Human Rights Reform: February 2022

The Convention

Reports and Briefings

Videos

Previous Human Rights Act Reform News

Independent Review of the Human Rights Act: Call for Evidence February 2021

Joint Committee for Human Rights Response to the Independent Review, March 2021

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