Refugees and the Human Rights Act
How might repealing the Human Rights Act impact upon refugees and asylum seekers in the UK?
With a British Bill of Rights still proposed by the government to replace the Human Rights Act (HRA 1998), some rights currently enjoyed by all residents in the UK could be under threat.
Ben Brodie explores how repealing the Human Rights Act might impact on refugees in the UK. He goes on to highlight which Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) have been key in protecting refugees and asylum seekers, since the ECHR was enshrined in British law through the HRA.
‘Refugee rights have always been precarious, and the state of politics in Europe and Britain make them look more vulnerable than ever.’