What impact will the Human Rights Act (1998) have upon public policy immunity?
As the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) intends to ensure that the rights and freedoms of individuals are safeguarded, it is expectable that it would have a profound impact on many areas of law which deal with these rights and civil liberties. Among the affected fields, public policy immunity stands out as a theme that is controversial even without the impact of the HRA, and one that has now become doubly so. Public policy immunity is a traditional policy under which workers who perform public duties are exempt from prosecution for negligence on grounds of policy reasons.
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- What impact will the Human Rights Act (1998) have upon public policy immunity?
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