ELA response to the consultation: Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights

Friday, December 17, 2021

The ELA Legislative & Policy (L&P) Committee is currently preparing to respond to an open consultation issued by The Ministry of Justice and would like to invite members to join the working party.

The government is committed to updating the Human Rights Act 1998. This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposals to revise the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights, which the government considers will restore a proper balance between the rights of individuals, personal responsibility and the wider public interest.

Further information about this call for evidence is available here

Work on this will start immediately so members applying will need to have availability in January and February 2022. The final deadline for the consultation response is 8 March 2022, but our internal deadline will be at least one week earlier.

Please reply or use the email link below apply to join the working party by 22 December 2021 

Email us to apply to join the working party

How ELA working parties work

A typical working party will organise its work by sharing out the consultation questions amongst the working party members. In this way, the work can be shared out evenly, and members can volunteer to take on as much or as little as they feel able to at the time. Each working party member will then draft a response to the question(s) they have agreed to take on, within the agreed timetable. The submission deadlines are often quite tight, so it is vital that everyone keeps to the timetable. The chair(s) of the working party (who are almost always drawn from the L&P Committee) will then pull the individual submissions together and edit them for consistency, ensuring that our submissions are politically neutral and address the concerns of both employees and employers.

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