Workshop on the Consequences of repealing of the Human Rights Act (1998)

Event Name Workshop on the Consequences of repealing of the Human Rights Act (1998)
Start Date 10th Dec 2014
End Date
Duration N/A
Description

This workshop aims to assess the legal and political consequences of a repeal of the Human Rights Act (1998) and a denunciation of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

The workshhop will make a contribution to assessing the consequences of the Conservative party 'proposals for changing Britain's human rights law' and in particular the three scenarios:

1. the HRA is replaced with a Bill of Rights and the UK stays in the ECHR

2. the HRA is revoked without replacement and the UK stays in the ECHR

3. the HRA is revoked and the ECHR is denounced. This assessment will be made from a number of angles, taking into account in particular substantive questions (what rights without HRA?), the devolution settlement and recent proposals for 'home rule', the UK's commitments under the Good Friday agreement, and the UK's membership in the Council of Europe and the European Union. 

The immediate output will be a policy paper to be launched before the General Election. 

More information on the Human Rights Act (1998)

Free, private workshop and more details on registration to follow.