Bill of Rights axed

04/07/2023 | Mischon de Reya

The government has announced that it will not be pursuing the controversial Bill of Rights, which aimed to remove the requirement for UK courts to interpret laws in line with the European Convention on Human Rights. Justice Secretary Alex Chalk confirmed the decision to abandon the Bill in the House of Commons on 27 June 2023. The government has expressed an ongoing commitment to recalibrating and rebalancing the UK's constitution and human rights framework. Given the continued focus on immigration, it seems likely that further changes to the legislative framework may be proposed in the future.

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