Independent Human Rights Act Review – Our Response

Independent Human Rights Act Review – Our Response

The Legal Education Foundation has responded to the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) which is specifically concerned whether the Human Rights Act 1998 strikes the correct balance between the roles of the courts, the Government and Parliament and whether the current approach risks domestic courts being unduly drawn into questions of policy.

The Foundation’s view is that there is no evidence to suggest that there is an imbalance between the roles of the courts, the Government and Parliament, nor do we see any evidence that domestic courts are being drawn ‘unduly’ into questions of policy. Furthermore, there are compelling reasons why the current approach to human rights accountability should be retained, namely that the Human Rights Act 1998 has greatly benefited a vast number of people from across society, improving their health and wellbeing, ensuring their dignity, autonomy, privacy, family life and overall improving their quality of life.

Our full response can be read here: TLEF response to IHRAR Mar 2021.

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