Tories to scrap Human Rights Act by next summer
The Government are planning to fast-track a British Bill of Rights, aiming to get the extremely controversial legislation made law by next summer.
A Bill of Rights was a Conservative manifesto pledge, but is strongly opposed by civil liberties groups that say it will restrict freedoms that are guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
The Independent reports that a 12-week public consultation on the Conservative Bill of Rights will start in November or December this year. It will be worded to clarify that the UK will not pull out of the European Convention of Human Rights, as some critics have feared, (and actually, as David Cameron has pledged previously). It will even mirror much of the ECHR language in an effort to “calm opposition.”
The Conservative Bill of Rights will go straight to the House of Commons without a Green or White Paper, which are usually…
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