Government Consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998

Religious Liberty

Government Consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998

Sam O. Davies

On Sunday, 20 February 2022, the PARL Director, Dr Brighton Kavaloh of the South England Conference, led a seminar to highlight an invitation by the government on a new Bill of Rights consultation.

According to Kavaloh, the current government consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998 gives a window of opportunity to incorporate the "Reasonable Accommodation" legal provision in the new British Bill of Rights. He says this will facilitate a duty in law to defend Religious Liberty, for example, anyone seeking the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath from their workplace from an employer. We need to pray that only God's will be done as the case is made.

Note that the public consultation ends on 8 March. Hence the need to engage as a matter of urgency with this survey in the link below. Please complete the survey and share your voice. All British Union Conference pastors were invited to a consultation led by Dr Brighton Kavaloh on the issue. You are encouraged to confer with your local church pastor regarding the consultation.

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Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights - GOV.UK

The government is committed to updating the Human Rights Act 1998. This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposals to revise the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights ...