Human Rights Act repeal inquiry hears from Scottish Government minister
12 November 2015
On Tuesday 17 November, the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence from Marco Biagi, MSP, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment from the Scottish Government
- Parliament TV: Impact of repealing the Human Rights Act on EU Law
- Inquiry: Impact of repealing the Human Rights Act on EU Law
- EU Justice Sub-Committee
The evidence session takes place on Tuesday 10 November in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.
- Marco Biagi, MSP, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment from the Scottish Government
The witness is likely to face questions on a number of areas, including:
- the extent to which the protection of human rights in Scotland differs to that of England and Wales
- whether the Scottish Parliament would need to consent to repeal the Human Rights Act under the Sewel Convention and, if so, why
- whether the Scottish Parliament would have the competence to legislate for any gaps in human rights protection that may be caused by repealing the HRA
- whether there would be increased reliance on the EU Charter in Scottish courts if the HRA were to be repealed.