Sir Leigh Lewis KCB – Prospects for a British Bill of Rights – UCL Constitution Unit

Posted January 28th, 2013 in constitutional law, human rights, news by sally

“The Commission on a Bill of Rights was established in March 2011 and mandated to investigate the creation of a UK Bill of Rights which draws upon current ECHR obligations. On 18 December 2012, the Commission published its report. Seven of the nine committee members advocated the creation of a UK Bill of Rights, while the two dissenting members have voiced concerns that a Bill could be used as a means of decoupling the UK from the ECHR. The Commission’s Chair, Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, will discuss the report’s findings and likely impact.”


UCL Constitution Unit, 26th January 2013