Committee has advised the government to reconsider or scrap many of its proposals

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has published its report on the Bill of Rights Bill, and urged the government to reconsider many of its proposals.

The bill would create large scale uncertainty and weaken the ability of individuals to enforce their rights, warned the Committee. It said the proposed reforms – including changes to how the courts interpret rights, read legislation and award damages – would make it harder for people to enforce their rights. The Committee said certain groups would find it more difficult to bring cases, which would undermine the universality of human rights.

The Committee fears changes to the...

Suzanne Townley
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Solicitors Journal

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