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Let's not forget: migrants' rights are everyone's rights

Soft carpets, a superior subsidised canteen, friendly civil servants appointed to look after us,the representatives of civil society, “grands debats” on noble subjects uncontroversial in their breadth… these are my main memories of the Council of Europe of the early 1990s, the Strasbourg home of the European Convention and its Court of Human Rights. 513 more words

Human Rights

The Conservative Party Manifesto and the Constitution

All of the major UK-wide political parties have now published their manifestos for the 2017 general election. All, inevitably, contain significant proposals regarding the constitution. The… 2,126 more words

Constitutional Law

In the aftermath of Finland's recent asylum politics

The debates concerning Finland’s asylum politics and especially humanitarian visas brought out the worst in many decision makers. I have been digging deeply into the documents related to the decision-making process, and was recently wondering what the results might be today, a year after humanitarian protection could no longer be granted. 1,684 more words

Human Rights

The JCHR Enquiry on Derogation from the ECHR: My Written Evidence

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has now published all of the written evidence it received about the proposed derogations by the UK from the ECHR in situations of conflict abroad. 288 more words


Case C-638/16 PPU, X and X v Belgium (7 March 2017)

General background

On 12 December 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) received a request for a preliminary ruling from the Belgian Council for asylum and immigration proceedings. 1,160 more words

Court Of Justice

Conservatives and European Convention on Human Rights... Again

Whenever the Conservatives are not falling out over Europe in the form of the European Union, they are falling out over human rights. Merge these two traditional battlegrounds together, and you are left with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). 730 more words

Uk Politics

General Election 2017 and the Conservatives’ Plans to Derogate from the ECHR for British Armed Forces Overseas

Since Theresa May’s decision to call a snap General Election, there has been speculation as to whether the Conservative Party’s manifesto will contain a commitment to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and replace it with a British Bill of Rights. 2,357 more words