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Revisiting the ECHR can strengthen our human rights heritage

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, pronounced in July that Conservative plans to reform the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was letting the ‘headbangers’ win. 252 more words


Moohan: Prisoner voting, the independence referendum and the common law

I have been thinking a good deal recently — partly because I will soon be giving a Current Legal Problems lecture on the topic — about the relationship between common-law constitutional rights and rights enshrined in the ECHR and given domestic effect by the Human  Rights Act 1998. 2,329 more words

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European Court of Human Rights in Battista v. Italy

A few days ago, the European Court of Human Rights held that the inability to obtain an identity document to travel abroad on account of failure to pay maintenance entailed a violation of Article 2 of Protocol no 4. 187 more words

The case against human rights

This was the title of a piece in the Journal section of the Guardian newspaper on 4 December by Eric Posner who is a professor at the University of Chicago Law School.  1,321 more words


Ireland takes UK to human rights court over Hooded Men case

RT | December 4, 2014

The Irish government has asked the ECHR to reexamine the 1978 verdict of the Hooded Men Case. The Northern Irishmen involved seek justice after a new set of previously classified documents point to torture by the UK government in the high-profile case.

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Powers old and new: or, land reform hits the headlines

This is a blog in two parts, on the powers of the Scottish Parliament as at: 1) 27 November 2014; and 2) some future date when (or if) the Smith Commission’s proposals are enacted. 1,043 more words

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