Scottish Government responds to the Human Rights Act reform consultation

Date: 7th April 2022
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Scottish Government has strongly disagreed with the UK Government's proposal to replace the Human Rights Act with a "modern Bill of Rights". It said the Act is “one of the most important and successful pieces of legislation ever passed by the UK Parliament.” The argument echoes similar themes to Together’s response, which stated that the Human Rights Act plays a critically important role in protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the whole of the United Kingdom.