Human Rights Act

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2759
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you consider the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights provide important safeguards to Londoners in their dealings with state bodies including the GLA family?

Answer

Answer for Human Rights Act

Answer for Human Rights Act

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are some important safeguards in both of these documents, which, if we were to replace them with a new British Bill of Rights, would need to be maintained.