|Date:||Thursday 31 March 2022|
|Areas of Law:||Administrative and Public Law , Civil Liberties and Human Rights , Criminal Defence , Housing Law , Prisoners’ Rights|
The Government’s consultation on ‘Human Rights Act Reform’ forms part of a long political campaign to undermine the European Convention on Human Rights. Its proposals – which go much further than the recommendations made by the Independent Human Rights Act Review Panel - focus upon restricting Convention rights in a new Bill of Rights, making Convention rights harder to enforce and limiting recovery for breach of those rights.
This seminar will interrogate the Government’s case for reform based upon our collective experience at the forefront of litigation involving the Human Rights Act. We will explain what the Government has said, what we have said as part of our formal response, and why we think the proposals will result in poor public decision-making, insulate the Government from accountability and make it harder for ordinary citizens to enforce their rights.
Read Garden Court’s response to the Government’s Human Rights Act Reform consultation here.
- Sonali Naik QC, Garden Court Chambers
- Stephen Simblet QC, Garden Court Chambers
- Maha Sardar, Garden Court Chambers
- Jodie Blackstock, Garden Court Chambers
- Paul Clark, Garden Court Chambers
- Matthew Ahluwalia, Garden Court Chambers
- Eva Doerr, Garden Court Chambers
- Nadia O'Mara, Pupil Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
- David Neale, Legal Researcher, Garden Court Chambers