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Why has David Cameron pledged to abolish the Humans Rights Act and put a new Bill of Rights in its place?

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Robbie Wendin RKM 3.3 Why has David Cameron pledged ?to abolish the Humans Rights Act and put a new Bill of Rights in its place? It would give the people a clear idea of what they can expect from public authorities and from each other, and a framework for giving practical effect to our common values. What aspects of a bill of rights are present in the Human Rights Act? Is there HRA, therefore, our Bill of Rights? The legal and constitutional characteristics that make up a bill of rights are also present in the HRA. Firstly, like most post war Bills the HRA draws it principle from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the broad ethical values it contains. ...read more.

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Over the last 15 years over 80% of people say that they do not see the HRA as our bill of rights, it has not been ?owned? by the British people. Why do Labour?s proposals in the 2007 Green Paper refer to ?duties? as well as ?rights?? While they agree that every human is entitled to ?rights? it is also their ?duty? and the governments to understand how much they actually need. Another problem is that anyone in the jurisdiction is entitled to human rights even if they are not a citizen of that country. A British bill of rights would allow for greater clarity to the balancing of rights where necessary. Is there a case for the British to included additional rights to supplement those in the HRA? ...read more.

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As the law stands, it can be very difficult to understand what our fundamental rights are. Which makes this even trickier in the UK is the lack of a codified constitution. This makes it difficult for citizens and residents of the UK to see what fundamental rights they are entitled too, rather than some laws imposed on them by the European Union. Some people argue that it would unite Britain and let them take pride in laws and rights that have survived since long before the European Union. I think that I would be too much of a hassle to change the whole system, it would be a lot easier to discus with the ECHR and Leaders of the ECHR about the possibility of amending the laws to suit Britain or create new laws which would not effect other countries but give Britain its own human rights control. ...read more.

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