Susan Kemp


Susan Kemp is a Commissioner on the Scottish Human Rights Commission and an independent legal consultant. Among her previous posts she was a Member of the United Nations Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, Judicial Officer in the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service of the Department of Peacekeeping in New York, a Criminal Investigator with the International Criminal Court and Legal Director of the Guatemalan NGO Centro para Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos. This comment is not an official statement of the SHRC.

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The New UK Government Wants To Scrap the Human Rights Act. Does the Act Matter, and Can Anything Be Done To Save It?

The quick answers to the above two questions are Yes and Maybe.  Despite the statutory framework that devolved power to legislative bodies in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the UK parliament has the power to repeal the 1998 Human Rights Act (“HRA”).  Yet there are significant legal, constitutional and political aspects that will determine the future of…

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