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Lord Chancellor questioned on Human Rights Act reforms 

13 July 2021

The Joint Committee on Human Rights examines the human rights implications of the Ministry of Justice’s legislative and policy agenda.

Witness

Wednesday 14 July

At 3.00pm

  • Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC

The Committee published a report last week that highlighted the positive impact of the Human Rights Act and warned Government plans to amend it could constitute a risk to the UK’s constitutional settlement and to the enforcement of human rights.

The Committee will question the Secretary of State for Justice on the Government’s aims for its human rights review and the impact any reforms could have on the protection of rights in the UK. They will also ask questions relating to the Governments plans to reform administrative law, including changes to judicial review. Further questions are likely to focus on the impact of the Police, Crime and Courts Bill on youth justice and the right to peaceful protest.

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