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Women’s Aid responds to Human Rights Act reform consultation

Women's Aid has published a briefing note setting out its concerns in relation to proposals set out in the government's consultation on reform to the Human Rights Act.

The Ministry of Justice's consultation process, titled 'Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights', closed on 08 March 2022. Women's Aid has raised concerns that some of the government proposals for reform would have a significant impact on women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. Women's Aid particularly raised concerns that many of the findings of the Independent Human Rights Act Review ('IHRAR') do not appear to have been considered by the government and that many of the government's proposals are in direct opposition to the IHRAR's recommendations.

For the Women's Aid briefing note, click here.

Julia Queen, Barrister, Coram Chambers