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Amid United Kingdom Government proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the UK Government to respect its international obligations to guarantee access to justice and human rights protection for all UK citizens.

 

The UK Government has stated, inter alia, that only the ‘most serious cases’ of human rights breaches – rather than all of the rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rightswill be included in the framework of the new legislation. This will potentially narrow the circumstances in which human rights law could provide redress, and the possibilities in which someone in the UK could claim a breach of human rights.

Furthermore, the IBAHRI is alarmed by the proposed reforms to judicial review as outlined in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. The Bill widens the scope of courts’ discretion to refuse a remedy for a procedural defect in the decision-making process by an administrative body. In cases where the outcome of the decision would have been considerably similar had the procedural error not occurred, there may be a sharp decline in the number of cases that are applicable for judicial review. This may in turn lead to administrative bodies – such as local councils for example – cutting corners in their decision-making processes and disadvantaging the public.

A draft anti-terrorism legislative package, recently introduced, is also of great concern to the IBAHRI. The UK Government’s proposal to introduce ‘temporary exclusion orders’, which will allow authorities to refuse entry of British citizens into the UK on the basis that they are suspected of being involved in serious international crimes, including terrorism, is viewed as having further potential to impinge on due process rights and access to justice.