UCL Faculty of Laws


The Government is playing a dangerous game trying to scrap the Human Rights Act – Professor Sands QC

21 October 2015

Philippe Sands

“The Human Rights Act is now totemically denounced as an undemocratic fetter on a sovereign British state and its parliament, and a threat to the fabric of our unwritten constitution. This portrayal has underpinned a growing movement that seeks the repeal of the act and – let us not run from the reality – a desire by some to reappraise the UK’s relationship with the European court of human rights. ”

The Tories’ plans to repeal this fundamental act will have profound consequences for the future of human rights in the UK, and Britain’s engagement with Europe, writes Professor Philippe Sands QC for ‘Comment is free’ in the Guardian.

Read: the Guardian