The Law Society, members of the profession and human rights experts have responded with concern over the government’s plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights.

The Law Society has warned “driving a coach and horses” through existing human rights law risks damage to the UK’s international standing, which could impact how attractive it is as a business centre.

Human rights expert, Dr Ruth Brittle, lecturer at Nottingham Law School, commented: The good news is that the UK will remain in the ECHR system. The bad news is that if you are a criminal or behave badly, you do not deserve human rights. Apparently, this makes common sense”. 

Law Society president,...

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