Human Rights Act
On 22 October, for the first time in years, the UK Parliament will debate legislation to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill. Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, fully supports the Assisted Dying Bill as a landmark step towards much-needed reform. It will be… Read more »
Leading rural organisations have reacted positively to the High Court’s dismissal of Wild Justice’s ‘speculative’ attempt to judicial review Defra’s most recent burning legislation in England. The attempted judicial review had sought to disrupt the Heather and Grass Burning (England) Regulations 2021 that bans heather burning on our most protected sites with peat of more… Read more »
Human rights supporters are gearing up for a fight ahead of the first glimpse of plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.
The Conservatives are planning on scrapping the Human Rights Act and possibly leaving the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). But what exactly are they planning, and can they get it through?