The Human Rights Act lays out the rights that we are all entitled to under the Convention (the right to privacy, to protest, to family life among others) and how we can hold public bodies accountable if they fail to protect those rights.
The UK will remain party to the European Convention on Human Rights and will therefore remain bound to the Convention rights under international law. But, even with these set of rights remaining the same, the Bill “makes major changes to the way in which those rights are to be applied, interpreted and enforced”.
As the Bill makes its way through Parliament, organisations, campaigners and community groups will play a critical role in advocating for the protection of our rights. What is the role of funders in supporting these advocacy efforts, both individually and collectively? And what does the Bill mean for Londoners and their rights?
To answer these questions and more, we were joined by Emily McCarron, Policy Manager at the Legal Education Foundation and Liz Shannon, Parliamentary and Policy Advisor at Equally Ours for our July insight meeting.