Bill of Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Alan Mak Alan Mak Conservative, Havant

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on his plans for a British Bill of Rights; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government was elected with a mandate to reform and modernise the UK human rights framework. The UK has a proud tradition of respect for human rights which long pre-dates the 1998 Human Rights Act. But the 1998 Act opened the system to abuse, which has damaged the credibility of human rights.

We will bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights, which will replace the Human Rights Act. Our Bill will protect fundamental human rights, but also prevent their abuse and restore common sense to the system.

The Queen’s Speech included a clear commitment to bring forward proposals for a Bill of Rights in this parliamentary session. We will then legislate after full consultation.

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