Wed. Jan 19th, 2022

A revision of the human rights law will aim to “correct” the balance between freedom of expression and privacy following the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory over That Mail on Sunday, Dominic Raab has said.

The Attorney General told Times Radio that there had been a “drift towards continental-style privacy legislation” in the UK due to EU policies, such as the right to be forgotten and the case law of the European Court of Justice.

Although he did not comment directly on Meghan’s case, Raab said his revision of the Human Rights Act would consider how to ensure that judges place “heavier emphasis” on freedom of expression. The UK has historically tended to be more favorable to freedom of expression in relation to the right to privacy

By Victor

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