UK Government’s independent Human Rights Act review

Date: 1st March 2021


Closing date: 22nd March 2021

The Human Rights (Joint Committee) are keen to hear from individuals with experiences of using the Human Rights Act and from public authorities about how the Act has influenced the way they work.

Submissions should be no more than 1,500 words and should focus on one or more of the following issues:

  • Has the Human Rights Act led to individuals being more able to enforce their human rights in the UK? How easy or difficult is it for different people to enforce their Human Rights?
  • How has the operation of the Human Rights Act made a difference in practice for public authorities? Has this change been for better or worse?
  • What has been the impact of the Human Rights Act on the relationship between the Courts, Government and Parliament?
  • Has the correct balance been struck in the Human Rights Act in the relationship between the domestic Courts and the European Court of Human Rights? Are there any advantages or disadvantages in altering that relationship?
  • Are there any advantages or disadvantages in seeking to alter the extent to which the Human Rights Act applies to the actions of the UK (or its agents) overseas?

Find out more about this inquiry here.