European Convention on Human Rights: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 3rd November 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to Queen's Speech Briefing notes, page 128, published December 2019, if the reference to the inappropriate application of the Human Rights Act relates to (a) the procedural obligation of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and (b) other provisions of the ECHR.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The Government has been clear that it will introduce legislation to address the legacy of the Troubles that focuses on reconciliation, delivers for victims, and ends the cycle of re-investigations that has failed victims and veterans alike.

We will continue to comply with our obligations in domestic and international law, including those under the European Convention on Human Rights, and fully intend to maintain our leading role in the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

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