Human rights act and parliamentary supremacy?Watch
I have a Constitutional Law assignment due in tomorrow and I am completely at a loss on it...it is my worst subject. Does anyone have any idea on this subject? I understand that EU law is supreme and that the UK can't go against it without leaving the EU...
Question is, how compatible is the human rights act (1998) with the doctrine of parliamentary supremacy? Any suggested reading? I only have...18 hours...to do it in, so any suggestions AT ALL will be appreciated!
The HRA also states that a Govt body cannot act in a way that is incompatible with Convention rights. So in theory the courts, being a Govt body, can now enforce rights even going against UK statutes, as this statute states that they must comply with Convention rights.