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The NI Protocol Bill – what is it, and what now?

08 July 2022

We in the Human Rights Consortium were extremely disappointed to see that Liz Truss’ proposed Northern Ireland Protocol Bill,  which outlines dramatic alterations to the Protocol while conferring powers to UK Government Ministers to amend or disapply most Articles of the Protocol at their discretion, passed the second reading stage in the Commons on the […]

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UK LEGISLATION CONDEMNED AS RIGHTS REMOVAL BILL

22 June 2022

The Human Rights Consortium have issued the following statement condemning the introduction in Westminster today of legislation that will remove the Human Rights Act and undermine human rights across the UK. — The UK governments attempts to introduce a Bill to remove and limit the exercise of existing human rights across the UK has been […]

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Evidence Submission: Impact of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

16 June 2022

At the beginning of June, we submitted evidence to the follow-up inquiry on the impact of the Protocol carried out by House of Lords Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. This evidence has now been published, and you can find it on the Sub-Committee’s website. Within this submission, we raised a number of serious […]

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The Queen’s Speech and Human Rights

27 May 2022

The Queen’s Speech and Human Rights The Queen’s Speech opening a new session of Parliament was delivered on the 10 May. It presented a lengthy list of legislative proposals that the government intends to take forward in this next session of Parliament. Unfortunately, the speech contained some very unwelcome announcements from a human rights perspective. We […]

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Universal Periodic Review submission

04 April 2022

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism at the United Nations (UN) to examine each Member State’s compliance with human rights and humanitarian obligations. The United Kingdom will be reviewed under the UPR process in 2022. Civil society organisations across the UK had the opportunity to make submissions to that process up until the […]

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Join our Team

14 March 2022

  The Human Rights Consortium is currently seeking to fill two posts within its staff team. Research Officer – Maternity Cover Administrative Officer – PT Details of both of these posts and how to apply are available below. Deadline for applicants: 8th April  Research Officer ( FT Maternity Cover) £29,174 (plus 8% salary employer’s pension […]

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Hands off our Human Rights Act

13 March 2022

The Human Rights Consortium has submitted its response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on replacing the Human Rights Act. The submission (available to download below) is heavily critical of proposals by the UK Government to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and replace it with weaker standards. The Consortium outlines that the proposals would be a […]

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HRC Submission to Human Rights Act Reform – A Modern Bill of Rights Consultation

09 March 2022

The Human Rights Consortium is deeply concerned about the existence, content, and possible impact of this consultation exercise. Coming after a decade of attempts to undermine the Human Rights Act (HRA) and launched on the same day the report from the Independent Review of the Human Rights Act outlined little support for changing the HRA, […]

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Urgent call to respond to the Human Rights Act consultation – A Guide

02 March 2022

The Human Rights Consortium has developed a short guide to help civil society organisations respond to the current UK Government’s consultation on reform of the Human Rights Act. This guide is intended to provide support to our members and other civil society organisations who may wish to formulate a response to the consultation given how […]

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Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland concerned UK Government proposals to replace Human Rights Act will have a serious impact upon devolution

02 March 2022

There is significant concern across government and civil society in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, that UK Government proposals to replace the Human Rights Act will have a serious impact upon devolution, devolved law and people living in devolved parts of the UK. At a webinar this afternoon, organised by the Human Rights Consortia in […]

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