Bill of Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Climate Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Crown dependencies on the Government's plans to introduce a British Bill of Rights.

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

The government was elected with a mandate to reform the UK’s human rights framework. The Crown Dependencies are not part of the UK but are self-governing dependencies of the Crown. This means they have their own directly elected legislative assemblies, administrative, fiscal and legal systems and their own courts of law. Although the Bill of Rights will not apply to the Crown Dependencies we have undertaken to fully engage with them.

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