James Mure QC appointed to the Advisory Panel to the Commission on a Bill of Rights
22 August 2011
In August 2011, James Mure QC of Axiom was appointed to the Advisory Panel for the Commission on a Bill of Rights, as one of two representatives for Scotland. The Commission was established by the UK government in March 2011 with the following remit:-
To investigate the creation of a UK Bill of Rights that incorporates and builds on all our obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, ensures that these rights continue to be enshrined in UK law, and protects and extends our liberties.
To examine the operation and implementation of these obligations, and consider ways to promote a better understanding of the true scope of these obligations and liberties.
To provide advice to the Government on the ongoing Interlaken process to reform the Strasbourg court ahead of and following the UK's Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.
To consult, including with the public, judiciary and devolved administrations."
The Commission issued its initial discussion paper in August 2011 (Do we need a UK Bill of Rights?; available at www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/about/cbr/cbr-discussion-paper.pdf), and will be consulting widely over the coming months.
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