Human Rights Act 1998: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 8th June 2016.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and the potential effect of such a repeal on the Good Friday Agreement; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The Government was elected with a manifesto pledge to replace the Human Rights Act with a UK Bill of Rights.

Discussions with all of the devolved administrations have been held and that engagement will continue.

Our reform proposals will be consistent with our obligations under the Belfast Agreement.

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