The government plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a new Bill of Rights. The suggested reforms will create new obstacles in human rights claims, such as requiring claimants to prove suffering a ‘significant disadvantage’ and having ‘good behaviour’. It restricts the application of human rights in deportation cases, and changes how rights are balanced against each other. The framing is problematic, for example the reforms suggest a need to ‘make sure deportations that are in the public interest are not frustrated by human rights claims’ to ‘more effectively address…the impediments arising from the Convention and the Human Rights Act to tackling the challenges posed by illegal and irregular migration’. Our submissions rejected their proposals and looked at the impact that they would have on our work/clients.

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