The Human Rights Act: Bastion of Freedom or Bane of Good Government?

Nov 23, 2011

This publication is a transcript of Lord Howard’s speech at the Christopher Kingsland Memorial Lecture, the video of which can be watched here. Lord Howard argued in favour of reforming human rights legislation and bringing rights back from Strasbourg.

This was the first of an annual series of high-profile legal lectures in memory of Lord Christopher Kingsland, the former peer, MEP and shadow Lord Chancellor. The subject of the lecture, and future lectures, will be human rights, or similar subjects that raise questions about the place of politics and the law, especially across national boundaries – issues that Christopher was very involved with.

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