NB: This paper was originally published June 2015.
‘In the context of the recent threats of a possible repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 , it is opportune to consider the alternative protections for fundamental human rights which are available and to which lawyers should properly have regard in pleading cases before the courts of England , Wales , Scotland and the North of Ireland. We consider two important parallel sources of fundamental rights protection , namely (I) the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the European Union and (II) the common law.’

Beyond the Human Rights Act