Queen's Speech: Bill of Rights

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Posted on 19 May 2016

The Queen's speech revealed details of the Government's plans for a British Bill of Rights, aimed at reforming the UK's human rights framework.

The Government says that the main benefit of the Bill will be to continue protecting fundamental human rights, whilst better protecting against abuse of the system and misuse of human rights laws.  It will also restore common sense to the way human rights law is applied. 

The rights will be based on those set out in the European Convention on Human Rights, but also take into account the UK's common law tradition.  

The Government will consult fully on the proposals when they are published.

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