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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  

Mark Elliott

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 2, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Elliott, Mark, The Draft Brighton Declaration, the Human Rights Act, and the Bill of Rights Debate (March 2, 2012). UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2018211

Mark C. Elliott (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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