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States of denial: what the search for a UK Bill of Rights tells us about human rights protection today

Gearty, Conor (2019) States of denial: what the search for a UK Bill of Rights tells us about human rights protection today. European Human Rights Law Review. ISSN 1361-1526

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Abstract

The drive by the Conservative Party to dismantle human rights protection in the United Kingdom has found a new focus recently in the country’s planned withdrawal from the European Union, and (it is said therefore to follow) the removal of the Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights from domestic law. This is not to say that the Party’s old enemy the Human Rights Act has been embraced. This Opinion piece assesses the continuing push for a UK bill of rights, a project that is likely, after Brexit, to return to centre stage. The author sees in the plan an indirect move towards the restriction of rights within Britain and in particular the withdrawal of rights protection from unpopular groups. For this reason he argues that the initiative should be resisted, however attractive the notion of a British bill of rights might seem to some to be.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/Produc...
Additional Information: © 2018 Thomson Reuters
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Law
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 16:36
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90964

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