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Queen's University Belfast academics questioned on Human Rights Act repeal

22 January 2016

The EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence by video link from Gordon Anthony, Professor of Public Law, Queen's University Belfast, and Christopher McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen's University, Belfast

Witnesses

Tuesday 26 January in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Gordon Anthony, Professor of Public Law, Queen's University Belfast, and Christopher McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equaility Law, Queen's University, Belfast

Possible questions

The Committee is particularly interested in hearing evidence on the potential impact that repealing the HRA might have in Northern Ireland.

Amongst other matters, questions are likely to cover:

  • The protection of Human Rights in Northern Ireland under the ECHR and the EU's Charter
  • The legislative competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly to legislate for any gaps in human rights protection caused by repealing the Human Rights Act
  • The potential impact of repealing the Human Rights Act on the current cooperation across the land border with the Republic of Ireland in the EU's Justice and Home Affairs field
  • Whether there would be increased reliance on the EU Charter in Northern Ireland’s Courts were the Human Rights Act to be repealed.

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