Report of UK Bill of Rights Commission in 4 pages!

At the end of 2012 the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights delivered its final report “A UK Bill of Rights: The Choice Before Us”.
The report, in two volumes of several hundred pages, was not unified. A majority of members suggested there should be a new Bill of Rights, with a minority stating that now is not the time, and there was no evidence for the majority view that a Bill of Rights is needed. Additionally, there are actually further differences of opinion within the majority view, between those who want to build on the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights, and those who make other suggestions. The main report is supplemented by eight individual papers from members, setting out their different views. (There is also a second volume with annexes including lists of those who responded to the consultations.)

At the end of 2012 the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights delivered its final report “A UK Bill of Rights: The Choice Before Us”.
The report, in two volumes of several hundred pages, was not unified. A majority of members suggested there should be a new Bill of Rights, with a minority stating that now is not the time, and there was no evidence for the majority view that a Bill of Rights is needed. Additionally, there are actually further differences of opinion within the majority view, between those who want to build on the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights, and those who make other suggestions. The main report is supplemented by eight individual papers from members, setting out their different views. (There is also a second volume with annexes including lists of those who responded to the consultations.)

BIHR has produced a short 4 page summary to help people get to grips with what the Commission’s report(s) have found after almost two years of investigations.You can download BIHR’s summary as a PDF or a Word document here:http://www.bihr.org.uk/news/bihr-summary-of-bill-of-rights-report

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