Raab unveils new UK ‘Bill of Rights '
The Herald|December 15, 2021
THE Justice Secretary has insisted human rights laws reforms will "strengthen” freedoms and "curtail” abuses of the system, amid claims the move threatens how 'ordinary people" challenge those in power.

Dominic Raab said the plans will allow the Government to deport more foreign criminals, prevent “spurious or unmeritorious claims”, reinforce the "quintessentially British right" of freedom of speech and ensure Parliament has the “last word on the laws of this land".

Unveiling proposals for a new Bill of Rights in the Commons on Tuesday, Mr Raab said this would “revise and replace the framework provided under the Human Rights Act”.

Mr Raab told MPs: "Our proposals for a UK-wide Bill of Rights will strengthen our freedoms, reflect our legal traditions, curtail those abuses of the system, reinforce the separation of powers between the judicial and legislative branches, and respect the democratic authority of this House, which, as so often in our history, has been a bulwark and a protector of our freedoms."

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