Human Rights Act

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 19th November 2013.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 11:30 am, 19th November 2013

Is the Attorney-General aware that the Human Rights Act is one of the few ways in which the victims of crime can hold police and prosecutors to account for failure to investigate and prosecute? If so, does he agree that the desire of many of his colleagues to repeal it would represent a serious backwards step for the victims of crime?