The Government has confirmed its plans in the Queen’s speech for a Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act after its consultation closed on the 19th April. We are extremely concerned about the proposals set out in the consultation. We believe they will significantly weaken respect for children’s human rights and the ability of children to hold the UK Government and public bodies to account where their rights have been infringed. As the CRC has not yet been incorporated into UK law, the HRA plays a crucial role in the protection and promotion of the rights of children; enabling them to claim and enforce some of the rights contained in the CRC. Read our briefing on what Government plans to replace the Human Rights Act mean for children.
Briefing on the Bill of Rights - Implications for Children