THE GOVERNMENT’S NEW PROPOSALS FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

PART 3: AN ASSESSMENT

This article completes my analysis of the Government’s proposals for reform of the Human Rights Act 1998, following Part 1 (outlining the proposals) and Part 2 (analysing the interaction with the common law, the UK Supreme Court, and the intention to sharpen the focus on fundamental rights). 

This article considers three final themes of the proposals: (iii) preventing the incremental expansion of rights without proper democratic oversight, (iv) the role of responsibilities within the human rights framework, and (v) dialogue with Strasbourg.

You can read Richard Clayton’s full article here.

Richard Clayton QC