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Dismantling the Human Rights Act: No method in the madness

Posted on 27th May 2015

Jocelyn Cockburn and Trudy Morgan struggle to see the sense in scrapping the Human Rights Act. Plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and replace it with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities have sparked intense debate. When first mooted in October 2014, the plans were criticised by former attorney general Dominic Grieve for containing several legal ‘howlers’. There is still no draft Bill and little detail on what will replace the HRA.