Bill Of Rights published as Human Rights Act to be scrapped

By Searchlight Team

On 22nd June 2022 the government published the first draft of its Bill of Rights that will see the Human Rights Act scrapped. They intend to increase the right to freedom of speech whilst limiting what they call ‘mission creep’ with what they describe as ‘abuses’ of the human rights legislation. Notably, they aim to alter Article 8 – the ‘right to family life’.

See the Bill of Rights at the government website here