Lancaster Lawyer Seeks Public Opinions on Australian Human Rights Law

Date: 7 July 2010

Dr Fergal Davis, a civil liberties expert at Lancaster University Law School, has called on members of the public to submit their views on the Australian Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010. Dr Davis is preparing a submission for the Australian Senate, Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee and has asked readers of the Guardian 'Comment is Free' website to post their views on the proposal so that he can incorporate them into his final submission.

Dr Davis argues that, "having argued that the people should be given a role at the centre of our constitution - upholding liberty and restraining executive power - it seemed appropriate to invoke the people in preparing a submission for the inquiry".

The finalised submission to the Parliament of Australia, Senate Standing Committee on Legal & Constitutional Affairs is available from the inquiry's website.

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This item was reported in: The Guardian Comment is Free on 07/07/2010


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