Wednesday, 6 February 2013

'Unintended' Consequences

6 February, 2013

Tories Admit Defeat In Bid To Scrap Human Rights Act

"Human rights campaigners celebrated today after the Con-Dem government admitted they have failed in their bid to scrap the Human Rights Act.

Prime Minister David Cameron wanted to replace the act with a British Bill of Rights which he hoped would claw back justice powers from Europe.

But the £700,000 commission set up by Mr Cameron in 2011 to establish whether the new bill could be established was derailed by infighting among MPs and failed to reach an unanimous conclusion.

Two legal experts on the commission warned scrapping the Human Rights Act could be “possibly even dangerous, with unintended consequences.”"

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