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The Human Rights Act Survives

In news this week, the government announced it would no longer be progressing with the 'Bill of Rights' Bill which was due to replace the Human Rights Act. The Bill had a number of worrying elements for example, domestic courts would no longer be required to interpret all legislation (past or future) in a way that is compatible with a Convention right.

This article in The Law Society Gazette explains the limited passage of the Bill in parliament so far and the significant concerns.

Law Society President, Lubna Shuja said 'Scrapping the bill is the right decision as it would have created an acceptable class of human rights abuses, weakened individual rights and seen the UK diverge from our international human rights obligations.'

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