Protection of Freedoms

The UK’s human rights shall be comprised of those outlined in the European Convention on Human Rights and its Protocol.

For more information, see the articles accepted in the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: http://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Convention_ENG.pdf

The above text was proposed at the ‘Hacking the UK Constitution’ launch event on Thursday January 15. Votes: 28-11 in favour.

edited on Apr 10, 2015 by Cecilia Rossler

Cecilia Rossler Apr 14, 2015

Do any users have any comments on this?

BananaPlant Apr 15, 2015

There is a bill of right offer by other political party so I am like to know more what would be in it, but for now I stick with the above.

Rob G Apr 15, 2015

It pretty much replicates Conor Gearty's idea on incorporating the ECHR (or, given the timings, that replicates this), doesn't it? (I'm assuming that "Protocol" here means "Protocols the UK has ratified"...). So it would be appropriate to agree that whatever happens to that one should happen to this one.

If we opt to specify each of the rights separately, this is met by our doing so, even though it's not adopted in its own right. I don't think there's anyone arguing that fewer rights should be protected than are provided for in this statement.

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