The ALLIANCE says no to the UK Government’s Rights Removal Bill.

What is the Rights Removal Bill?

The Rights Removal Bill is a proposed law that was introduced by the UK Government on 22 June 2022. This is formally known as the ‘Bill of Rights Bill‘ however campaigners are referring to it as the Rights Removal Bill.

The proposed Bill would replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with much weaker human rights protections. This is regressive and would cause legal uncertainty, particularly for devolved nations.

In September 2022 it was decided that the UK Government has postponed the Bill. The date for its second reading is still to be announced.

What are we doing about it?

The ALLIANCE is working with civil society organisations across the UK to say ‘no’ to the Rights Removal Bill. You can read more about what we have been doing via the links below:

ALLIANCE consultation responses:

Joint activity:

Opinion pieces

ALLIANCE members and partners have shared their views on the impact of the Rights Removal Bill in Scotland:

Further reading

For more information, please contact Ellie Meikle, Policy and Information Officer at

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