Could the devolved nations block repeal of the Human Rights Act and the enactment of a new Bill of Rights?

Posted: May 12, 2015 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Public Law for Everyone

In my last post on the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the enactment of a British Bill of Rights, I considered the extent to which the House of Lords might thwart the Government’s plans. My conclusion was that the Lords might plausibly assert itself so as to delay the legislation, traditional understandings of the Salisbury Convention notwithstanding, but that the Parliament Act 1911 clearly deprives the Lords of any absolute veto. What, however, of the devolved nations? Could they block the implementation of the UK Government’s proposals? 

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  1. Nick says:

    The queen would not allow this country to become a police state like many middle eastern countries i can assure you. all rosy on the top but death and destruction placed upon vulnerable people underneath

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