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Commission on a UK Bill of Rights Publishes Second Consultation Paper

The Commission on a UK Bill of Rights has today published a second Consultation Paper.

The Commission is seeking further views from the public on whether or not we need a UK Bill of Rights, and if so, what the form and content of any such Bill might be.

Commenting on the release of the consultation paper, the Chair of the Commission Sir Leigh Lewis said:

‘I am pleased that the Commission has today published this second Consultation Paper, in order that we can seek further views on the issues relating to a UK Bill of Rights.  With less than six months until we must make our recommendations we want to hear from as many individuals and interested parties as possible. This Consultation Paper offers a further opportunity for people and organisations to have their say and is part of a wider programme of consultation and engagement by the Commission.’

The second consultation paper can be found here. 

The deadline for responses is 30 September 2012.

2 comments on “Commission on a UK Bill of Rights Publishes Second Consultation Paper

  1. Tony Butler
    July 11, 2012

    The Commission has no lawful authority to replace, alter nor amend, Magna Carta or The Bill of Rights.

    It should understand that it can and will be brought to trial if it continues in its criminal attempt to undermine our 35 times ratified British Constitution.
    Magna Carta
    “…here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it.”
    Winston Churchill

    “We should recognise a hierarchy of Acts of Parliament: as it were “ordinary” statutes and “constitutional statutes”. The special status of constitutional statutes follows the special status of constitutional rights. Examples are the Magna Carta, Bill of Rights 1689 … Ordinary statutes may be impliedly repealed. Constitutional statutes may not…”
    Divisional Court ruling in the case of the “Metric Martyrs” 2002, (sections 62 and 63)

    Instruct the Commission any attempt to remove the existing Bill of rights is unlawful and will not be tolerated.

  2. Junius
    July 12, 2012

    I am sure that England at least already has a Bill of Rights passed in 1689, declaring the rights and liberties of the subjects as well as settling the succession of the crown. It was a model for the American Bill of Rights as well, so it has a good pedigree and many of us think it is still fit for purpose.

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