8th February 2016
Here are some interesting links on recent news involving law and policy.
“British Bill of Rights”
Last week the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Michael Gove appeared before a House of Lords committee to discuss the government’s proposals for repeal of the Human Rights Act and a “British Bill of Rights”.
It soon became clear that the government still has no clear idea what to do. The “British Bill of Rights” continues to be a grand title on an otherwise blank piece of paper on a desk somewhere in the Ministry of Justice. The “seven hurdles” for repeal of the Human Rights Act which I posited last May still stand and have not been overcome.
A rather strange and unconvincing “opinion” about arbitrary detention and Julian Assange was released last week by a UN working group.
You can read the report here, though the eight paragraph dissent at the end says all that should be said.
My own short “explainer” piece is at the end of this FT news report.
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