The government’s consultation on replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights (‘BoR’) is due to begin shortly. The consultation is expected to last 12 weeks. It is not clear yet what the proposals will be but they could significantly reduce the level of rights protection in the UK. The coming debate therefore poses a huge public educational challenge. Government consultations rarely succeed in engaging the public whose interests will be most affected.
We want to change that and produce an easy to navigate, engaging and fun online resource with around ten sections which explain the key proposals. It is not intended to tell people what to think, or take a political line, but rather to explain the potential pros and cons and encourage them to contribute to the consultation.