European Convention on Human Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9 May 2023.

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Photo of John Howell John Howell Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on European Convention on Human Rights and national constitutions, which took place at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 25 April 2023.

Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government has noted with interest the debate on the European Convention on Human Rights and national constitutions, and the associated report by the Assembly’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights which recognises “the UK having the lowest number of ECtHR applications (and indeed admissible applications), per capita, of Council of Europe member States.

The Government has also noted the discussion in the Committee’s report of legislation currently before this Parliament. The United Kingdom is committed to the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. We will always make sure that our laws work in the best interests of the UK.

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