House of Lords’ Library Research Briefing: ‘Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom’

As the introduction to the above Research Briefing puts it:

“This Library Note draws on recent political developments to provide a concise background to ongoing discussions about human rights and civil liberties in the UK. It has been written to support the debate in the House of Lords on this subject on 2 July 2015. The scope of the discussion can be very widely drawn and so this Library Note focuses on the Government’s plans for the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998, and its subsequent replacement with a new British Bill of Rights, alongside issues raised by other legislative proposals such as the Investigatory Powers Bill. Other recently passed Acts of Parliament are also briefly discussed, including the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the Modern Slavery Act 2015”.

The full document can be found here:

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