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Convention Of Human Rights

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 November 1950

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asked the Attorney-General what legislation will be necessary, in view of the fact that His Majesty's Government has signed the Charter of Human Rights.

I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the Convention of Human Rights, recently signed at Rome. It is not contemplated that any legislation will be necessary in order to give effect to the terms of this Convention.

Are we to understand that the Charter has made really no difference as far as this country is concerned?

I think we are entitled to say that the law of this country has always been in advance of the laws of most other countries in regard to human rights.

Do the Government now intend to withdraw Defence Regulation 58A?