Plans Underway To Limit Government Accountability

Human Rights

The Government is trying to weaken the important mechanisms that help us stand up to power and enforce our rights. It has announced a “review” of our Human Rights Act and is looking at how the judicial review process works with a view to limiting people’s access to it.

This may sound fairly harmless but could place the current and all future governments above the law.

Being able to challenge governments and other public bodies is at the heart of our democracy. Restricting access to justice would effectively let the powerful dodge accountability, undermining fairness and the rule of law.

And if we’re unable to enforce our rights, they will become meaningless.  The rule of law makes sure everyone can be held accountable for their actions and that no one is above the law. This is crucial to a functioning democracy.

Source: Liberty Human Rights


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