Human Rights Debate
Webcast: Human Rights in a post-election UK
On Monday 1 March, we hosted a 'Question Time' style debate to explore the major political parties' positions on the future of the Human Rights Act and proposals for a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
The event which was broadcast live through our website has now finished.
You can view video footage from the event on the video page or through the player above. Subtitled versions are being produced and will be made available as soon as possible.
BBC broadcaster Martha Kearney (Radio 4's World at One, Newsnight Review) chaired the debate, which included an introduction by our chair Trevor Phillips.
Trevor also set out the Commission’s position on human rights legislation post-election, as well as new research into proposals for a Bill of Rights.
|Dominic Grieve MP||David Howarth MP||Rt Hon Jack Straw MP|
- Dominic Grieve MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
- David Howarth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
- Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for Justice
(NB these were the panellists' positions prior to the May 2010 election.)
Our debate aimed to:
- explore the major political parties’ positions on the Human Rights Act and the proposed British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
- let you hear from us about our work to ensure human rights are enforced in Britain and receive our new research into a Bill of Rights.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014