Joint Letter to the Justice Secretary: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of a ‘Bill of Rights’

Community Policy Forum is proud to be a signatory to a joint letter with over 150 organisations specialising in human rights, equalities, and civil liberties, urging the Government to submit its ‘Bill of Rights’ for pre-legislative scrutiny.

As highlighted by various Parliamentary Committees representing both Houses and all political parties, proposals to overhaul the Human Rights Act 1998 – set out in the Bill of Rights – are of “supreme constitutional significance and have the potential to impact on the rights of individuals for many years to come.” It is therefore highly disappointing and worrying that the Government has rejected calls to ensure that these measures are subject to the fullest amount of public and parliamentary scrutiny.

Read the full letter:


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