The case for the human rights act

Francesca Klug, Keir Starmer QC

The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) is a very simple statute. It works like any bill of rights in allowing individuals in the UK to enforce their rights in their local courts. It also requires public authorities to respect the rights of those they serve. Part of Labour’s 1997 commitment to a new constitutional settlement,…

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Member Policy Group: Conclusions

Richard Speight

In May 2014, the Fabian Society played host to four member policy groups to discuss a number of areas from the Labour party’s Agenda 2015 policy consultation document. Ahead of the National Policy Forum on Friday, we publish the proposals advanced by members during the discussion. Work and Business Regional differences in the cost of…

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Five ways Labour will strengthen communities

Lisa Nandy MP

Some people say we’re losing our sense of community spirit. That’s just not true. Across the country there are 20 million people that volunteer in their local areas. In the last few days I’ve met people running grassroots sports clubs, helping people to believe there is life after a stroke, acting as a governor for…

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