Understanding the British Human-Rights Debate
Quaderni Costituzionali (Italian Journal of Constitutional Law)
3 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2015 Last revised: 14 Oct 2015
Date Written: July 28, 2015
The United Kingdom is contemplating major changes to its human-rights regime, including the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998, the enactment of a new Bill of Rights, and — perhaps — withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights. In this short paper, I consider the nature of the concerns that animate arguments in favour of radical reform and briefly sketch how such concerns might be addressed.
Keywords: human rights, constitutional law, human rights act, european convention on human rights
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K30, K39
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