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David Mead: Real-ising Human Rights: On The Ground Protection Under The HRA Through Citizenship Education

Floundering for an angle as a member of a panel looking at the way forward after the Bill of Rights Commission report (organised by the Human Rights Centre at Durham), … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Helen Fenwick: The Report of the Bill of Rights Commission: disappointing Conservative expectations or fulfilling them?

The Commission delivered its Report – A UK Bill of Rights? – The Choice Before Us – to the Government in December 2012. It is an odd document, dominated by … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Ryan Goss: What is the Bill of Rights Commission’s ‘strong argument’?

This week’s report from the Commission on a Bill of Rights was entitled ‘The Choice Before Us’. In framing that choice, a majority of the Commission concluded that, ‘on balance, … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Colm O’Cinneide: The Commission on a Bill of Rights: Playing On Even While the Goalposts Have Shifted?

The Commission on a Bill of Rights has reported. As expected, its members did not reach agreement on a common set of conclusions. Seven of the nine commissioners took the … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Whether You Agree With its Conclusions Or Not, the Bill of Rights Commission Hit On An Important Issue For Human Rights and the Future of Britain.

So the Bill of rights Commission has produced its final report after a 21-month long study into the state of human rights in British law, tackling the major question of … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

David Feldman: The European Court of Human Rights and the UK – Why Should Strasbourg Decide On Our Human Rights?

The date set for publication of the report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights  approaches.  The Commission was established to consider whether the UK should have a Bill … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 7 Comments

Mark Elliott and Christopher Forsyth: A right to administrative justice?

In its second consultation paper, the Commission on a Bill of Rights asks whether a UK bill of rights should contain a right to administrative justice. This is a question … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 3 Comments