UCL Institute for Human Rights Submission for Government Consultation on a British Bill of Rights
13 November 2011
On 11th November 2011, the UCL Institute for Human Rights provided a submission to the Government's Commission on a Bill of Rights for consultation. Co-Directors Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL Department of Political Science) and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws) along with other members of UCL Laws Dr Jeff King, Dr Ronan McCrea and Mr Colm O'Cinneide outline suggested recommendations for Commission.
The Commission on a Bill of Rights is an independent Commission established by the Government on 18 March 2011. The Commission will investigate the creation of a UK Bill of Rights that incorporates and builds on all our obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, ensures that these rights continue to be enshrined in UK law, and protects and extend our liberties. It will examine the operation and implementation of these obligations, and consider ways to promote a better understanding of the true scope of these obligations and liberties. The Commission are expected to report their recommendations by the end of 2012.
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