The case for the Human Rights Act

First published 2011

‘Do we need a UK Bill of Rights?’ is the question posed by the Commission on a Bill of Rights (CBR). The Equality and Human Rights Commission's simple answer to that is we already have one in the Human Rights Act and we should keep it.

Our response provides an analysis of the operation of the mechanisms in the Human Rights Act and argues that the path forward should build on the current rights and mechanisms in the HRA, rather than dilute or repeal them, to be ‘HRA plus’, not ‘HRA minus’.

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Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015