European Convention on Human Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 25th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

This Government was elected with a mandate to reform and modernise the UK human rights framework. A Bill of Rights will protect fundamental human rights, but also prevent their abuse and restore some common sense to the system.

Our plans do not involve us leaving the European Convention on Human Rights. That is neither our objective nor our policy. However, our number one priority is to restore some balance to our human rights laws, so no option is off the table for the future.

We will consult fully before introducing legislation and will bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights in due course.

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