HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Tobias Lock: Legal Implications of Human Rights Reform in the UK

UK Constitutional Law Association

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We begin with a post by Dr Tobias Lock, Lecturer in EU Law at Edinburgh Law School. You can read the other contributions in this series here. Posts on the topic are welcome.

Tobias LockThe return of a majority Conservative government in last week’s general election in the UK has made the Conservative Party’s plans for reforming human rights law in the United Kingdom a likely prospect. It is recalled that on 3 October 2014, the Conservative Party published its policy document ‘Protecting Human Rights in the UK’ which sets out its proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and replace it with a new British Bill of Rights. In addition, the policy document also raised the prospect that the UK might withdraw from the European Convention on…

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