Readers of this blog may be interested in this post by Natasa Mavronicola (on The Human Rights Essay site).
Amongst other things, Natasa notes that the campaigners for the HRA have directed their attention to getting popular support for the Act, by employing certain examples of its application. The examples used have been (generally speaking):
on the basis of largely law-abiding, relateable-to-the-average-voter UK citizens benefiting from [the HRA] (and standing to lose from its repeal)
Otherwise the strategy of defenders of the HRA has Continue reading
We are still waiting for the government to provide more details of its proposed UK Bill of Rights, further to its manifesto commitment to repeal the Human Rights Act. The consultation process that has been promised on this has yet to be launched.
On 9 September Dominic Raab (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice) stated that we would not ‘have too long to wait for the consultation’ which would be released ‘towards the end of the autumn’. The leaves have fallen – and so I am now assuming that this was a reference to the astronomical definition of autumn, which ends on… 21 December (or so I understand). Continue reading