Understanding the British Human-Rights Debate

Quaderni Costituzionali (Italian Journal of Constitutional Law)

3 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2015 Last revised: 14 Oct 2015

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Mark Elliott

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 28, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Elliott, Mark C., Understanding the British Human-Rights Debate (July 28, 2015). Quaderni Costituzionali (Italian Journal of Constitutional Law). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2636780

Mark C. Elliott (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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