The Bill of Rights Bill followed an independent review of the Human Rights Act and a Government consultation on reform. Second reading of the Bill was provisionally scheduled for 12 September. However, given the change of leadership and the period of mourning this did not take place.  Following his reappointment as Justice Secretary, Dominic Raab confirmed that it will proceed.

The Library will publish a briefing paper in advance of second reading.   

For background, please see our paper on Reform of the Human Rights Act 1998.

The Bill, explanatory notes, Government response to the consultation, and other relevant documents are available on the Bill page.  

For further background, see also:

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