Far more than “limited and specific”: The Government’s Bill of Rights and international law

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili discusses the recently published bill on human rights

Gravel, scales and law books

The recently published Bill to reform the law of human rights raises multiple issues of international law and UK’s constitutional law. This is not intended to be a full-scale commentary on the Bill, but even the analysis of first few clauses contained in it demonstrates that a clear potential is envisaged that the UK Government’s drastic and large-scale violations of the European Convention on Human Rights would be systemically enshrined in and legitimised under the UK law.