HL Deb 24 May 2000 vol 613 c90WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether legislation has been enacted to give effect in the laws of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to the European Convention on Human Rights. [HL2484]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The Human Rights (Jersey) Law 2000, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into Jersey law, received the Royal Assent on 17 May. In Guernsey, a motion proposing the introduction of similar legislation was approved by the States of Deliberation on 5 April and this legislation is expected to be introduced shortly. The Isle of Man's Human Rights Bill received its Second Reading in the House of Keys on 9 May. The Guernsey and Isle of Man legislation is expected to receive the Royal Assent before the end of this year.