The Tories are ditching their plan to rewrite Human Rights law

Alex Chalk: the justice secretary has halted the Tory attack on our human rights… for now.

Don’t get too festive too soon; plans to re-write human rights laws have been on-again and off-again for nearly 10 years now.

But on the face of it, this is very good news:

The Government has decided not to proceed with the Bill of Rights, the Justice Secretary has said.

Alex Chalk confirmed in the House of Commons that Dominic Raab’s plans to rewrite human rights law will be officially shelved after “having carefully considered the Government’s legislative programme in the round”.

The Justice Secretary said ministers remain committed to “a human rights framework which is up-to-date and fit for purpose and works for the British people”.

So it seems the plan is to return to this issue at some point in the future.

Bear in mind that changes to human rights are at the heart of the controversy over the Illegal Migration Bill, which is considered to live up to its name with regard to international law: illegal.

A Tory Bill of Rights is certain to restrict our rights to the bare minimum.

The best way to make sure they can’t do that is to make sure they don’t remain in office.

Source: Bill of Rights will be ditched, says Justice Secretary

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