In his speech to the Tory party conference today, the prime minister David Cameron pledged to get rid of the Human Rights Act #HRA and replace it with a British Bill of Rights. 438 more words
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In today’s Daily Mail, former Lord Chief Justice engage again in hostile criticism of the Strasbourg Court originally made in the Bar Council magazine Counsel – and the aggrandising of power (my words, not his) by unelected judges there, over and above democratically elected Parliaments. 645 more words
The British Conservative Party has plans to prevent the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) overruling UK legal decisions.
According to UK Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, the Conservatives wanted to dismantle the Human Rights Act so that the final rulings in controversial cases could be issued by the supreme court instead of the ECHR based in Strasbourg. 175 more words
It feels a little like Christmas Eve today – anticipating what tomorrow will bring. For many though the Tory’s likely announcement of their plan for the Human Rights Act is going to resemble the revelation of an ill-fitting hand-knitted garish jumper, not the delights of a Breaking Bad boxset. 1,931 more words