Secretary of State gives evidence on Human Rights Act repeal
26 January 2016
The EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence from the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and Mr Dominic Raab MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for 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 2 February in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and;
- Mr Dominic Raab MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
The Government's proposal for a British Bill of Rights has been under consideration since it came into office, but little is known about the details of it, despite promises of a consultation last autumn.
Questions the Committee are likely to put to the witnesses include:
- What is the overall objective of a UK Bill of Rights?
- Would a British Bill of Rights put the UK in breach of its legal obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights?
- How will a Bill of Rights affect the blanket ban on prisoner voting in the UK?
- How would a Bill of Rights impact on our relationship with other EU Member States?
- Will the national assemblies of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland give their consent to a Bill of Rights?
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