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Commission on a Bill of Rights: Responses to the 2011 Discussion Paper

August 29, 2012

In August 2012, the Commission on a Bill of Rights published the responses to its August 2011 Discussion Paper.

Click here for Discussion Paper responses

The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) responded to the 2011 Discussion Paper asking ‘Do we need a UK Bill of Rights?’ EDF also produced a template response to help migrant community (and other) organisations respond to the Discussion Paper and published a briefing on human rights and the Commission on a Bill of Rights. The briefing, by Colm O’Cinneide with appendices by Liberty and Helen Wildbore, was written as a resource for EDF members, observers and other NGOs. EDF thanks Colm, Liberty and Helen for providing this extremely useful and timely source of information.

Click here for EDF response to the Commission on a Bill of Rights Discussion Paper

Click here for EDF template response (Word)

Click here for blog by Emma Taggart on the Migrants’ Rights Network

Click here for EDF briefing ‘Human rights and the Commission on a Bill of Rights’ (Word)

A number of organisations, including EDF members and observers, responded to the discussion paper:

Click here for British Humanist Association response

Click here for the Equal Rights Trust response

Click here for Equality and Human Rights Commission response

Click here for Equality South West letter

Click here for Freedom from Torture response

Click here for the Human Rights Futures Project (LSE) response and click here for Appendix 2 to the response (other appendices are included in main response)

Click here for JUSTICE response

Click here for JUST West Yorkshire response

Click here for Liberty response and click here for article by Liberty’s Director, Shami Chakrabarti, in the Guardian on 14 November 2011

Click here for Macmillan Cancer Support response

Click here for Migrants’ Rights Network response

Click here for Mind response

Click here for National AIDS Trust response

Click here for Radar response

Click here for RenéCassin response

Click here for Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) response

Click here for Shelter response

Click here for TUC response

Click here for Unlock Democracy response

The independent Commission to investigate the case for a UK Bill of Rights was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke on 18 March 2011.

Click here for EDF item about the launch of the Commission and responses from EDF and other organisations

Click here for Commission on a Bill of Rights discussion paper (pdf)

Click here for Commission on a Bill of Rights website


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