Posts tagged Human rights
Rights and wrongs

The BBC's Political Editor Nick Robinson had an interesting report this morning that the Conservatives are planning - should we form the next government - to pass a Bill to allow Parliament to override a decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), although Britain would aim to remain a member of the Council of Europe and a party to the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Wise Judge-ment

Like the proverbial London buses, you wait for one senior judge to say something about the European Court of Human Rights, and along come two more. Hard on the heels of Lord Justice Laws' call for our courts to stop deferring to the ECtHR, and Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption's view that the Court "undermines the democratic process", comes a bombshell from no less a figure than the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge.

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