The Constitution Unit


Human Rights Act

Our 1996 report Human Rights Legislation set out the different options for a Human Rights Act, including a model which did not give strike down powers for the courts.  This was taken up by the Labour party in their 1996 policy document Bringing Rights Home, and then by the new Labour government in the 1997 White Paper Rights Brought Home.  We then did work on the new structures in Westminster and Whitehall needed to support the new human rights regime, published as A Human Rights Committee for Westminster (1999) and Whitehall and the Human Rights Act (2000).

Projects associated with Human Rights Act: 


The main outputs from the projects: