New Bill of Rights introduced to Parliament

Earlier today (22 June), the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, introduced a new Bill of Rights to Parliament, which will strengthen freedom of speech and bring an end to bogus human rights claims that waste both taxpayer money and court time. The Bill will make clear that the UK Supreme Court is the ultimate judicial decision-maker on human rights issues and that the case law of the European Court of Human Rights does not always need to be followed by UK courts.

Commenting on the proposals, Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, said: “Our human rights laws are in desperate need of reform so I am delighted the Government is now delivering on this manifesto pledge. This new Bill will finally bring some common sense to the legal system, whilst also giving freedom of speech greater weight in law and it easier to deport foreign criminals to better protect the public from dangerous offenders.

More details on the proposals can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bill-of-rights-to-strengthen-freedom-of-speech-and-curb-bogus-human-rights-claims