Human Rights Act

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Proposed UK laws are labelling refugees as criminals, says European report
Council of Europe committee warns new legislation risks breaching internal convention rights and the rule of law

Diane Taylor

25, May, 2023 @5:17 PM

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What are the legal obstacles faced by the UK’s illegal migration bill?
Suella Braverman has denied the government is breaking the law but experts say it faces many challenges

Ben Quinn

08, Mar, 2023 @6:02 PM

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AHRC targets robodebt, Covid policies and indefinite detention in push for federal human rights act
New report says a Human Rights Act could have prevented ‘abandonment’ of Australians overseas in Covid pandemic

Paul Karp

07, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Shamima Begum has shown up courts' deference to this government. It's a worrying new era | Conor Gearty
Issues related to national security have always been hard to crack, but judges are unwilling to consider human rights, says barrister Conor Gearty

Conor Gearty

23, Feb, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Labour explores plan to make clean air a human right with new legislation
Shadow justice secretary Steve Reed will criticise ministers’ attempts to repeal Human Rights Act

Aletha Adu

17, Feb, 2023 @9:53 AM

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The Observer view on the ‘red wall rottweiler’ fuelling Tory dreams of the death penalty | Observer editorial
The appointment of Lee Anderson as deputy chair is a cynical attempt to woo a powerful section of the party’s right

Observer editorial

12, Feb, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Sunak ‘plans to stop deportation appeals’ for people who reach UK in small boats
Home Office reportedly proposed two options to try to prevent those crossing Channel from claiming asylum

Tom Ambrose

04, Feb, 2023 @11:47 AM

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The Guardian view on Brexit’s unsound legal thinking: turning back the clock | Editorial
Editorial: Ministers want Britain’s judges to interpret human rights not in the light of present day conditions, but those of the 1950s


30, Jan, 2023 @6:44 PM

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Rishi Sunak told to ditch plans to overhaul human rights laws
MPs and peers say bill will damage people’s ability to enforce rights and harm UK’s international reputation

Caroline Davies

25, Jan, 2023 @8:44 AM

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UK risks being listed as a ‘human rights abuser’, NGO warns
Human Rights Watch warns UK has ‘very short window’ to reverse legislation, including restrictions on the right to protest

Karen McVeigh

12, Jan, 2023 @12:32 PM

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Dominic Raab ‘deceptively and deliberately’ undermined me as victims’ tsar, says Vera Baird
Outgoing commissioner says justice secretary expected her to be his ‘puppet on a string’

Alexandra Topping

30, Dec, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Civil society calls on Rishi Sunak to commit to keeping Human Rights Act
More than 150 groups urge PM to rule out once and for all its replacement with Dominic Raab’s bill of rights

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

10, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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