EHRC report: ‘Developing a Bill of Rights for the UK’

In March 2010, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published ‘Developing a Bill of Rights for the UK’.

To understand what this could mean for Britain, the EHRC worked with Global Partners and Associates and London Metropolitan University to identify and explore best practice processes for developing a new Bill of Rights. The research analysed evidence drawn from related domestic and international experiences, indentified key principles that should underpin the development of a bill of rights. It also strove to indentify policy implications in relation to any future process.

Click here to view the report

Click here to view the Commission’s response to the Government’s consultation on a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

In addition on the 1st March the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) held a debate on the future of human rights legislation. The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Grieve MP, Conservative Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and David Howarth MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Justice set out their respective party’s position and answered questions from human rights experts.

Click here for the debate