The Draft Brighton Declaration, the Human Rights Act, and the Bill of Rights Debate
UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, 2012
4 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 2, 2012
The draft Brighton Declaration contains wide-ranging proposals for reform of the European Court of Human Rights and amendment of the European Convention on Human Rights. This paper considers the potential implications of the proposed reforms for the protection of human rights in UK law, with particular reference to the operation of the Human Rights Act 1998 and proposals for a UK Bill of Rights.
Keywords: European convention on human rights, European court of human rights, human rights act 1998, UK Bill of Rights
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K30
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