Rights Act is at the mercy of judges, report claims

Unsympathetic judges could undermine the Human Rights Act, according to a report released by the Institute of Employment Rights this week.

The report, Human rights at work, claims that because judges do not reflect the gender and ethnic mix of the UK population it is unlikely that they will be sympathetic to applicants.

It suggests that the Human Rights Act involves far less guidance for the courts than normal measures. This means that “the value of the Act to workers is largely in the hands of the judges”.


By Paul Nelson

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