In December 2020, the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) was set up to consider how the Human Rights Act 1998 (the HRA) is working in practice. Yesterday, over a year from the IHRAR being established, its long-awaited report was published.
The Report unveils what it describes as "a practical, coherent and sensible package of reforms to improve the operation of the HRA". A three month consultation on the HRA's future has also been announced, seeking responses on a string of far-reaching proposed reforms.
The Report is available here. This Firm submitted a Response and accompanying Methodology to the IHRAR Call for Evidence in March this year. We note that the IHRAR expert panel has cited our response in its Report at pages 45, 69, 166 in relation to Section 2 of the HRA (Chapter 2 of the Report) and on the question of judicial dialogue (Chapter 4 of the Report).
Further analysis to follow.