What Do You Think Would Be the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Uk Bill of Rights?

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Many critics have discussed whether or not a Bill of Rights has a place within the UK and its constitution. I will analyse the advantages and disadvantages of introducing a Bill of Rights in order to conclude on whether or not the current system should remain in place or a new system would prevail. As the Human Rights Act has played a vital part in the UK taking a step towards having a written constitution similar to that of other Western societies, it would be useful to consider whether this acts as a sufficient alternative to a Bill of Rights and whether or not there are any other alternatives that could serve the same purpose. Finally, I will analyse whether or not the Human Rights Act1 to make a decision on whether it should remain in place or adds unnecessary restrictions on protecting the UK and its citizens. English law has often been criticised for not being codified unlike other countries. In fact, within developed western society, only Israel has a similar constitution to our own. A Bill of Rights would ensure that all provisions are contained in a single document, making the law more accessible and avoid confusion. It is also beneficial to have what is considered to be lawful set out in a clear and concise manner. If a Bill of Rights were to be created, there would be an agreement of all terms and their meanings whilst in the drafting stages. This would allow outdated laws to be worded in a more modern way which would inevitably lead to fewer loopholes or misinterpretations that are evident in today’s law. There would be a clear statement of what can be expected from the government in power at any time, giving citizens protection from abuse of power. At the moment in the UK, a government could win an election and then create, amend or abolish any legislation it desired quite easily in comparison to the system in the USA. This is due to their system
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