The Government’s consultation on replacing the Human Rights Act with a "Modern Bill of Rights" closed for most people on 8th March 2022, unless you needed to use a more accessible version of the 129 page consultation document. You can read our response here.

We asked the Ministry of Justice if they were planning on publishing the responses to the consultation at their roundtable in February and were told that there were no plans to do so. Instead, they said they would be publishing a summary of the responses. To date, nothing has yet been published. We have been collecting responses in our response hub

We have been calling for the Government to be more transparent throughout the Consultation process. On 17th March 2022 we asked the Government using a Freedom of Information request, how many individual responses they had received up until the deadline of 8th March.

On 19th May 2022, we received a response:

The number of individual responses received in response to the consultation, Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights by 8 March 2022 23:59 is 12,483.

On 10th May 2022, during the Queen’s Speech, the Government said that it wanted to introduce a new Bill that will replace our Human Rights Act and make it harder for all of us to access our rights.

This means that in just 42 working days, the Ministry of Justice has read 12,483 responses.

Watch the video below to see how it all adds up:

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