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The Human Rights Act should not be repealed

Gearty, Conor (2016) The Human Rights Act should not be repealed. LSE Law: policy briefing papers (16/2016). LSE Law, London, UK.

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Abstract

There is no reason to repeal the Human Rights Act and the government’s manifesto commitment to do so should be dropped. The objections to it are misconceived, the arguments against it being based either on inaccurate understandings of what it says or error-strewn assertions about the nature of its impact. The political motive for attacking the Act – to undermine the UK’s association with Europe – has been overtaken by the much greater European disengagement of BREXIT.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/index.htm
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
JEL classification: K - Law and Economics > K1 - Basic Areas of Law > K19 - Other
Sets: Departments > Law
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 10:27
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68231

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