[First Published on Tuesday 4th October 2011]
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This week, as senior politicians from both sides of the coalition express differences of opinion regarding the future of the 1998 Human Rights Act and the prospect of a new UK Bill of Rights, we present some of the best recent writing on the issue as well as some useful background information.
The Human Rights Act 1998
The legislation itself – Legislation.gov.uk
How it works – liberty-human-rights.org.uk
The Commission on a UK Bill of Rights
How it was established – ukhumanrightsblog.com
Who its members are – Justice.gov.uk
The Commission’s discussion paper, ‘Do we need a Bill of Rights? – Justice.gov.uk’
A critical analysis of its composition – ukconstitutionallaw.org.uk
A thorough analysis of its terms of reference and its options – ukconstitutionallaw.org
Michael Pinto-Duschinsky’s pamphlet on a possible way forward for a UK bill of rights – policyexchange.org.uk
A critical analysis of the Pinto-Duschinsky pamphlet – ukscblog.com
An argument in favor of repealing the HRA – conservativehome.blogs.com
An argument against repeal – guardian.co.uk
Where the debate stands at the moment – ukscblog.com
This publication presents the personal views of the author and not those of The Constitution Society, which publishes it as a contribution to debate on this important subject.