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RSI today briefed the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on the extraterritorial application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Human Rights Act 1998.
In response to the JCHR's call for evidence, RSI's submission asserts the necessity of upholding -- and not restricting -- the application of the HRA to the UK's conduct overseas. Our submission mirrors our submission to the Independent Review of the Human Rights Act, which warns of the negative consequences which would result from limiting the HRA's extraterritorial application.
RSI identifies three principal advantages of the extraterritorial application of the HRA:
Some critics have nonetheless raised concerns with the HRA's extraterritorial scope, with RSI disproves:
RSI submits that the critiques of the HRA's extraterritorial scope are both mistaken and exaggerated. In any case, the principal advantages manifestly outweigh the disadvantages.
RSI asserts, therefore, that the extraterritorial scope of the HRA should not be limited.
For further information, please see the below briefing.
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