HRA and Civil Rights and Liberties

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  • Does the Human Rights Act effectively protect rights and liberties in the UK?
    • NO
      • The Act is not entrenched and therefore can be replaced - something the Conservative party has pledged to do with a British Bill of Rights.
      • The Act cannot overturn primary legislation in parliament.
      • The Act can be 'set aside' by government, as what happened with the derogation of the rights of terror suspects after 9/11.
    • YES
      • Rights are clearly enshrined in statute law.
      • Legislationhas to comply with the Human Rights Act.
      • Citizens can access rights protection through UK-based courts.

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