ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aristi VolouDr. Volou holds an LLM and a PhD in International Human Rights Law from the University of Leicester (UK) and is an Associate Editor of Oxford University Press Reports on International Law (UN Human Rights). Previously, she was a Teaching Associate in Public Law at Queen Mary, University of London and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Fundamental Rights of the Hertie School in Berlin.
POSTS BY Aristi Volou
13 Juli 2022Aristi Volou
When National Laws and Human Rights Standards Are at OddsThe UK Government’s agenda to erode human rights and to disentangle the UK from its European partners has now been fully materialised. Soon after Brexit, the UK Government announced its intention to replace the Human Rights Act, which incorporates the rights set out in the ECHR into domestic law, with a British Bill of Rights. The replacement draft Bill of Rights is now being considered by Parliament. Although the draft Bill confirms that the catalogue of rights remains the same, it introduces many significant changes. The draft Bill will water down, not strengthen, human rights protection in the UK. Continue reading >>