08 Mar Human rights after Brexit
The UK Government have long spoken about reviewing – or even scrapping – the Human Rights Act.
This was put off until Brexit. But now panels are reviewing the Act & court process.
The HRA helps individuals to hold the Government to account. Human rights organisations are concerned that this review must not lead to the HRA’s impact being watered down.
You can read more information about the HRA on the Human Rights Consortium Scotland website.
Want some in-depth info on these reviews? Read these Civil Society Brexit Project briefings about what they might mean for human rights in Scotland:
- Human Rights and Devolution: Understanding the role of judicial review in Scotland and the consequences of the independent review of administrative law, by Dr Katie Boyle, Stirling University. Or read a blog on the same subject here.
- Human Rights and Devolution: The Independent Review of the Human Rights Act: Implications for Scotland, Prof Nicole Busy, Glasgow University