Human Rights Act

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UK must curb influence of European human rights rules, says Braverman
Attorney general says it is ‘national priority’ to extricate UK from influence of European court of human rights

Peter Walker Political correspondent

10, Aug, 2022 @2:35 PM

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Why does the government want to reform judicial review?
Tory ministers have long been unhappy with wide-ranging court powers to challenge the legality of their actions

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

07, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Senior Council of Europe official urges UK not to repeal Human Rights Act
Council’s commissioner for human rights says replacing act with British bill of rights would send ‘wrong signal’

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

04, Jul, 2022 @6:50 PM

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Dramatic fall in successful high court challenges to government policy
Exclusive: Drop prompts warnings ministers’ attacks on lawyers could be having chilling effect on judges

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Shapps says RMT claim he wrecked talks ‘a total lie’ as Thursday’s rail strikes set to go ahead – as it happened
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Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

22, Jun, 2022 @6:39 PM

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‘False narrative’: campaigners say British bill of rights could undermine free speech
Organisations including Index on Censorship condemn government’s claim a bill would boost freedom of expression

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @6:23 PM

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The Guardian view on Raab’s bill of rights: liberty bent to prejudice | Editorial
Editorial: Plans to make universal rights subordinate to ministerial opinion and political whim mark a backwards step for British democracy

Editorial

22, Jun, 2022 @5:48 PM

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A British bill of rights? This draconian plan is a rights removal bill | Sacha Deshmukh
The government’s move to override the European court of human rights will leave UK citizens all the poorer, says Amnesty UK chief executive Sacha Deshmukh

Sacha Deshmukh

22, Jun, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Wednesday briefing: The government is planning to replace the Human Rights Act. What does that mean?
In today’s newsletter: plans to abolish the Human Rights Act are picking up steam. Archie Bland explains the rights that will be gained – and lost

Archie Bland

22, Jun, 2022 @5:36 AM

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No 10 to set out sweeping plans to override power of human rights court
Proposal to replace Human Rights Act with bill of rights is effort to make government ‘untouchable’, say critics

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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What would a British bill of rights look like?
Plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a UK-focused alternative will be presented this week

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Raab urged to let parliament scrutinise Human Rights Act replacement
Letter from 150 organisations adds to MPs’ concern about the bill of rights bypassing pre-legislative process

Rajeev Syal

21, Jun, 2022 @1:13 PM

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