Commentary

A2.302 Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998

Administration and compliance

A2.302 Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998

A2.302 Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998

Following the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement1 became effective which reaffirmed the UK's respect for the Convention although the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (see A2.301A) ceased to be applicable in the UK from IP completion day2 and the rights contained in it are only enforceable if they are part of UK law either because they are present in retained EU law (see A2.202) or because they stem from international obligations to which the UK is subject3. The Human Rights Act 1998 will be the main default legislation applicable to human rights cases in the UK.

Although the specific legal rights under the Convention were indirectly part of UK law

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