Dominic Raab, Jo Coburn and Shami Chakrabarti
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Dominic Raab and Shami Chakrabarti on Human Rights Act

A future Conservative government would scrap Labour's Human Rights Act and put a British Bill of Rights in its place, David Cameron has said.

The Conservatives promised to scrap the Human Rights Act before the last election - but was unable to carry this out in a coalition.

Conservative MP Dominic Raab explained why his party wanted change, and to bring legal decisions away from Europe and back to the UK, and the future roles of the British Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights,

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti claimed former Tory Attorney General Dominic Grieve was "unceremoniously sacked" for his advice to the government about treaties and conventions.

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