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Former Attorney General gives evidence on Human Rights Act repeal

3 December 2015

On Tuesday 8 December, the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence from the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith QC, a former Attorney General.


The evidence session takes place on Tuesday 8 December in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.45am:

  • The Rt Hon Lord Peter Goldsmith QC

Possible questions

The witness is likely to face questions on a number of areas, including:

  • why it was thought necessary for the EU to have a Charter of Fundamental Rights and the UK's main concerns during the negotiations
  • what he considers to be the respective strengths of enforcing human rights standards under the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the EU Charter in national courts
  • whether he thinks there are likely to be increased references to the Court of Justice from the UK Courts if the Human Rights Act were repealed, and if he thinks the Charter is likely to be interpreted more broadly as a consequence
  • whether a British Bill of Rights would have to be subject to the supremacy of EU law, including the EU Charter.

Further information

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