Law and religion round-up – 17th February

The ECHR again, Holocaust denial, marriages of EEA nationals after Brexit, some interesting thoughts from the ICLR on family law…

“What next for the Human Rights Act?

On Wednesday, there was a debate in Westminster Hall initiated by Tommy Shepherd (SNP, Edinburgh East) about the future of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the UK’s adherence to the European Convention on Human Rights. On the assumption that some of our readers would be interested, we published the reply of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Edward Argar, in full, minus the opening and closing courtesies – but without comment. Perhaps the key passage from his speech was this:

“As we made clear in the Chequers White Paper, and as is clear in the political declaration, the UK is committed to membership of the European Convention on Human Rights and will remain a party to it after we have left the European Union. Continue reading