Former Lord Chief Justice and ECJ judge appear before committee
9 November 2015
On Tuesday 10 November, the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence from Lord Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice and Sir David Edward, former Judge of the European Court of Justice.
- 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
Tuesday 10 November, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster:
- Lord Woolf, who as Lord Chief Justice, spoke out against the Constitutional Reform Bill, and was critical of the Government's handling of constitutional reforms
- Sir David Edward, Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh's School of Law and former Judge of the European Court of Justice
The witnesses are likely to face questions on a number of areas, including:
- whether the EU Charter and the common law would provide equivalent national protection to the HRA, or if there would be gaps that the Bill of Rights should cover
- if a repeal of the HRA would put the UK in direct conflict with other areas of EU law and, if so, which ones in particular
- whether they believe there would be increased court references to the Court of Justice from the UK Courts in the case of a repeal and
- to what extent they believe that international courts are compatible with Parliamentary sovereignty.