Newsletter October Newsletter

Update on the Bill of Rights

The good news is that this Bill, intended to replace the Human Rights Act, has been shelved for the time being. It would have given supremacy to the Supreme Court and explicitly entitled it to disregard the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. The bad news is that the ‘principles and objectives’ have not been shelved and the new administration is reviewing the most effective way of achieving these. Still, it gives time for opposition to grow. As the Vice President of the Law Society said ‘the only smart way to proceed would be to go back to the advice of the independent review it [the government] commissioned’.