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Dr John Sorabji appointed as legal adviser to Independent Review of the Human Rights Act

14 January 2021

The government has established a review which will consider how the Human Rights Act is working in practice and whether any changes are required.

Dr John Sorabji, Lecturer at UCL Laws and barrister at Nine St John Street Chambers, has been appointed as the legal adviser to the Independent Review of the Human Rights Act.

The Review will look the framework of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), how it is operating in practice, the strengths and weaknesses of the framework in relation to the issues in the Terms of Reference, and whether any change is needed.

An independent report will be published outlining the assessment of the issues raised in the Terms of Reference and where appropriate, options for reform.