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The trouble with the Human Rights Act

9 November 2023

7:56 PM

9 November 2023

7:56 PM

The Human Rights Act (HRA), which is twenty-five years old today, has always been controversial. It unsettles the balance of the constitution, enabling judges, and lawyers, to attack policy and legislation in a way that is anathema to our constitutional tradition.

Introduced under Tony Blair in 1998, the HRA was intended to help guarantee basic human rights.

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