The Human Rights Act needs to preserved, protected and promoted

This essay by Doughty Street Chambers member, Jonathan Cooper, is a chapter in Law Reform 2015, edited by Stephen Hockman QC and published by Profile Books. Law Reform 2015 is a collection of essays written by lawyers on what the next government should prioritise after the election in 2015.


This chapter reflects upon the evolution of the Human Rights Act (HRA) and identifies how the HRA has enhanced much needed human rights protection in the UK. Despite becoming a politically charged issue, Jonathan Cooper concludes that the HRA needs to preserved, protected and promoted.


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