The current Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that inmates will not be allowed the right to vote whilst he is in power, stating that the idea of it makes him feel sick. 1,519 more words
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The European Court of Human Rights’ Decision in Trabelsi v Belgium: One Step Further in the Protection of Prisoners’ Human Rights
On 4 September 2014 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in Trabelsi v Belgium that Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights requires Council of Europe member states not to extradite persons within their jurisdiction to states where they are liable to be sentenced to life imprisonment and where the legal system does not provide for any objective mechanism of review of the whole-life sentence. 1,503 more words
What is the future for UK human rights?
What does the current legal framework for human rights look like in the UK?
The legal framework for protecting fundamental human rights contained in HRA 1998 achieved an unusual balance between incorporating international human rights standards with existing domestic constitutional arrangements. 2,158 more words
On Friday 3rd October the Conservatives published a paper ironically but presumably unintentionally, entitled ‘Protecting Human Rights in the UK’ . The aim of the proposal set out in the paper is to restore “common sense” and to “put Britain first” in relation to the legal protection of human rights. 1,812 more words
It seems that a day cannot go by without another mention by the Conservative party of their desire to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, withdraw from the European Convention of Human Rights, or find a way in which the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights can be ‘advisory’ as opposed to ‘legally binding’. 3,410 more words