Human Rights Act Reform: Removing Individual Rights ‘for the Greater Good’

By The Naked Emperor

The UK government is looking to reform human rights legislation after our divorce with the EU. They want to replace the Human Rights Act with a modern Bill of Rights, “one which reinforces our freedoms under the rule of law, but also provides a clearer demarcation of the separation of powers between the courts and Parliament”.

In December, they produced a document—a consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998. (…)

I’m sure we all agree that we should respect other people’s rights and consider the broader needs of society. However, these considerations should not trump an individual’s rights which should remain fundamental in a free society. Any talk of changing laws or removing individual’s rights for the greater good, public interest or the needs of society, has never resulted in good outcomes. (..)

With the media and politicians constantly calling the unvaccinated ‘selfish’ and that they should get vaccinated to protect others and for the greater good, it is entirely feasible that your human rights will be denied if you are unvaccinated. You are acting against the public interest and therefore those rights needs to be balanced against yours. (…)

All chilling stuff. So if Parliament decides mandatory vaccinations (a complex and diverse issue) is in the public interest and someone is unvaccinated, then they can lose their rights, including liberty and a fair trial? Furthermore, the courts can’t even have a say in whether the removal of those rights is appropriate or not.

Responses can be submitted by 8 March and I recommend any legal practitioners, experts and academics in human rights law, human rights advocates and anyone interested in human rights to do so. If the proposed changes are enacted we are going down a slippery slope.

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