United Kingdom: Plans to Strengthen UK Human Rights Legislation Being Questioned

Plans in the UK to replace the UK Human Rights Act of 1998 as proposed by Boris Johnson in his 2019 election manifesto are being judged that they might make ministers less accountable for their actions.

The legislation is intended to reenforce Parliament as the ultimate authority on such matters but the concern is that this may limit the ability of public actors to protect human rights and contest alleged breaches.

The bill was originally introduced to allow Britons to bring human rights cases to UK courts rather than having to take them to Strasbourg.

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