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Human Rights Act Reform

Inquiry

The Government has launched a three-month consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998.

The consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposals to revise the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights.

It follows a report from the Independent Human Rights Act Review Panel which examined how the Human Rights Act is working after 21 years in operation.

This Report contains the Committee’s views on the topics which were the focus of that Independent Review.

The Committee will respond to the Government proposals which form the basis of its consultation.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Thirteenth Report - Human Rights Act Reform
Inquiry Human Rights Act Reform
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 1033 / HL 191
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Human Rights Act Reform: Government Response to the Committee’s Thirteenth Report of Session 2021–22
HC 608
Special Report
First Special Report - Human Rights Act Reform: Government Response to the Committee’s Thirteenth Report of Session 2021–22
Inquiry Human Rights Act Reform
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 608
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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11 May 2022
Inquiry Human Rights Act Reform
Witnesses Professor Aileen McHarg (Professor of Public Law and Human Rights at Durham Law School, Durham University), Charles Whitmore (Research Associate at Wales Governance Centre and Wales Council for Voluntary Action), and Brian Gormally (Director at Committee on the Administration of Justice)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
11 May 2022
Inquiry Human Rights Act Reform
Witnesses Equality and Human Rights Commission, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and Scottish Human Rights Commission
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
2 February 2022
Inquiry Human Rights Act Reform
Witnesses Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (Minister at Ministry of Justice)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
HRR0001 - Human Rights Act Reform
Witnesses Professor Alison Young, and Dr Hélène Tyrrell
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
HRR0002 - Human Rights Act Reform
Witnesses Lord Mance
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
HRR0003 - Human Rights Act Reform
Witnesses School of Law, University of Glasgow
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

  • Email: jchr@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 4710 (General enquiries) / 020 7219 8430 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA