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    Bill of Rights 2014
    An Act replacing the Human Rights Act 1998


    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1: Life

    (1) The right to life shall be protected by law. No person shall be deprived of life intentionally as a result of execution of a sentence of court following conviction of a crime.
    (2) Life shall not be considered deprived if deprivation results from:
    (a) To effect a lawful arrest or to prevent escape of a lawfully detained person.
    (b) In the act of defending personal property or other persons from unlawful violence.

    2: Torture

    (1) No person shall be the subject of torture or inhumane or degrading treatment.
    (2) Torture will not be considered to have been enacted if:
    (a) Torture was carried out by foreign authorities in the presence of British authorities.

    3: Slavery and Forced Labour

    (1) No person shall be held in slavery.
    (2) No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
    (3) ‘Forced or compulsory labour’ shall not include the following:
    (a) Any work required as part of lawful detention.
    (b) Any service extracted in case of emergency threatening the life and well-being of the community.
    (c) Any work which forms part of normal civic obligations.

    4: Liberty and Security

    (1) Every person has the right to liberty and security except in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure prescribed by law:
    (a) Lawful detention of a person following conviction by a competent court.
    (b) The lawful arrest or detention of a person for non-compliance with the lawful order of a court
    (c) The lawful detention of a person effected for the purpose of bringing a person before a competent court on reasonable suspicion of having committed an offence or when it is considered necessary to prevent a person committing an offence or fleeing after having done so.
    (d) Detention of a minor for the purpose of bringing the minor before a competent court.
    (e) The lawful detention of persons for the prevention of the spreading of infectious diseases, of persons of unsound mind, alcoholics or drug addicts or vagrants;
    (f) The lawful arrest or detention of a person to prevent unauthorised entry into the country or of a person against whom a deportation or extradition process has started in accordance with law.
    (2) Every person who is arrested shall be informed promptly, in a language that is understood by said person, of the reasons for arrest and of any charge against them.
    (3) Everyone arrested or detained in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1(c) of this Article shall be brought promptly before a judge or other officer authorised by law to exercise judicial power and shall be entitled to trial within a reasonable time
    (4) Everyone who has been the victim of arrest or detention in contravention of the provisions of this Article shall have an enforceable right to compensation.

    5: Fair Trial

    (1) In the determination of a charge against a person, every person is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law. Judgment shall be pronounced publicly.
    (2) The press and public may not be excluded from any part of the trail except in the case of national security.
    (3) The interests of the public always out weight the privacy and interests of any person who a charge is brought against except in the case of national security.
    (4) Every person with a previous criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.
    (5) Every person charged with an offence as the following minimum rights;
    (a) Shall be informed promptly, in a language that is understood by said person, of the nature and cause of accusation against them.
    (b) Adequate time and facilities to prepare a defence.
    (c) To defend oneself in person or through legal assistance of one’s own choosing or, if one has not sufficient means to pay for legal assistance, to be given it free when the interests of justice so require and the following terms are not breeched;
    (ci) In the case of deportation.
    (cii) The supposed charge is against the Ministry of Defence for offences that were committed by active duty members of the British armed forces in a zone of conflict.
    (ciii) The supposed charge was committed outside of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
    (d) To examine or have examined witnesses against one and to obtain the attendance and examination of witnesses on ones behalf under the same conditions as witnesses against a defendant.
    (e) To have the assistance of a free interpreter if he cannot understand or speak the language used in court.

    6: Punishment

    (1) No one shall be held guilty of any criminal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence under national or international law at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the criminal offence was committed.
    (2) This Article shall not prejudice the trial and punishment of any person for any act or omission which, at the time when it was committed, was criminal according to the general principles of law recognised by civilised nations.

    7: Private and Family Life

    (1) Everyone has the right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence.
    (2) There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in the following;
    (a) The interest of national security, public welfare or economic well-being of the country.
    (b) The prevention of disorder or crime.
    (c) The protection of health and morals.
    (d) The protection of the rights of others.
    (e) This article shall not interfere with the act of deportation or blocking entry of an alien into the country.

    8: Thought and Conscience and Religion

    (1) Every person has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change ones religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest ones religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
    (2) Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

    9: Expression

    (1) Every person has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent the country from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.
    (2) The exercise of these freedoms shall not be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties except in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, the protection of health, the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

    10: Assembly and Association

    (1) Every person has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of personal interests.
    (2) No restrictions shall be placed on the exercise of these rights other than such as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. This Article shall not prevent the imposition of lawful restrictions on the exercise of these rights by members of the armed forces, of the police, of the fire and rescue service, of the ambulance service, people employed by or working for the National Health Service or of the administration of the State.

    11: Marriage

    (1) Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family, according to the national laws governing the exercise of this right.

    12: Prohibition of Discrimination

    (1) The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status.

    13: Political Activity of Aliens

    (1) Nothing in Articles 10, 11 and 14 shall be regarded as preventing the High Contracting Par-ties from imposing restrictions on the political activity of aliens.

    14: Limitations and Restrictions

    (1) The restrictions permitted under this Convention to the said rights and freedoms shall not be applied for any purpose other than those for which they have been prescribed.

    15: Protection of Property

    (1) Every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. No person shall be deprived of their possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law.
    (2) The preceding provisions shall not, however, in any way impair the right of a State to en-force such laws as it deems necessary to control the use of property in accordance with the general interest or to secure the payment of taxes or other contributions or penalties.
    (3) Every person has the right to defend one’s possessions by the use of force except when possessions are being deprived in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law.

    16: Education

    (1) No person shall be denied the right to education.

    17: Right to Free Elections and Voting

    (1) The High Contracting Parties undertake to hold free elections at reasonable intervals by secret ballot, under conditions which will ensure the free expression of the opinion of the people in the choice of the legislature.
    (2) This Article or no previous Article prevents the country from imposing restrictions on who is eligible to vote in the case of public interest or national security.

    18: Human Rights Act 1998
    (1) The Human Rights Act 1998 is hereby repealed.

    19: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the British Bill of Rights Act 2014.
    (2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
    (3) Shall come into force immediately following Royal Assent.
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    The Human Rights Act 1998 is out of date and has many flaws, this looks to readdress the issues.
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    Nay. Just to name a few, 1.2a and 2.2a are quite objectionable.
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    Hell no. No torture, except for when we want to. No murder, except when convenient to the government. No forced work, except when we want to force people to work.

    Also, nice attempt to implicitly remove the right to gay marriage.

    I was impressed by the right to spy on people for moral reasons. So you can wiretap someone you suspect of having an affair?
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    Hell no. No torture, except for when we want to. No murder, except when convenient to the government. No forced work, except when we want to force people to work.

    Also, nice attempt to implicitly remove the right to gay marriage.

    I was impressed by the right to spy on people for moral reasons. So you can wiretap someone you suspect of having an affair?
    Hear, hear!
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