Senior legal figures have raised concerns that Dominic Raab was appointed as justice secretary in order to enact wholesale changes to the Human Rights Act.
Footage of Raab uncovered by the office of the shadow justice secretary, David Lammy, from 2009 shows Raab, then a backbench MP, looking into the camera and saying:
“I don’t support the Human Rights Act and I don’t believe in economic and social rights.”
This footage of the former foreign secretary documented him saying he did not support the act, which he will now be expected to enforce or overhaul.
Raab was removed [demoted1] as foreign secretary and accepted the roles of justice secretary, deputy prime minister and lord chancellor, and he is now also responsible for the independence of the judiciary.
The legal blogger David Allen Green said Raab was not a popular choice for the position among lawyers because of his fixation with the act.
“One would not be surprised that one stipulation made by Raab in accepting the position as lord chancellor is that he get another crack at repealing the Human Rights Act,” he said
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Dominic Rabb Demoted due to his inattentive, incompetent conduct during fall of Afghanistan to Taliban.