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Human Rights Act 1998: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 905258, tabled on 26 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and the potential effect of such a repeal on the Good Friday Agreement; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

8 June 2016

The Government was elected with a manifesto pledge to replace the Human Rights Act with a UK Bill of Rights.

Discussions with all of the devolved administrations have been held and that engagement will continue.

Our reform proposals will be consistent with our obligations under the Belfast Agreement.

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