How the UK government will scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a “British Bill of Rights” has been revealed, according to The Sunday Times.
The UK government is seeking to replace the 1998 Labour party Human Rights Act, which imported Europe’s Convention of Human Rights into UK law, because it believes the act is open to abuse and has created a “courtroom compensation culture”.
Senior government sources have told The Sunday Times that the “victim” culture, that has led to the creation of a vast “human rights industry”, will be tackled with plans to “reduce the amount of compensation” that can be won by those claiming their human rights have been infringed by public bodies.
In a shake-up of the current human rights laws, the British Bill of Rights would “limit remedies” for those bringing cases against the government or public services such as the NHS. However, a senior government source would not elaborate on how they would limit the amount a complainant could claim.