Why saving the Human Rights Act will be good for your health – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 25th, 2012 in bills, health, human rights, legislation, news by sally

“Debate about whether the Human Rights Act (HRA) might be replaced by a new UK Bill of Rights often dwells on the potential loss, or at least weakening, of the legal route to accountability and redress for victims of human rights violations. An event next month in Liverpool reminds us how much more might be lost if the HRA were to be scrapped or watered down. In particular, it highlights the significance of section 6 of the Act, which requires all public authorities to act in a way which is compatible with European Convention rights unless primary legislation requires them to act otherwise.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th October 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com