Given its majority and manifesto, the Government cannot take on both delivering Brexit and quitting the court. But it must stand fast against the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Posts Tagged: European Convention on Human Rights
But that doesn’t mean that she can afford to try to run this election on a timid manifesto. This remains the party’s best chance to win a mandate for tough choices.
Edward Faulks: This opportunity to repeal the Human Rights Act, quit the ECHR and bring justice home may not come again
There are good reasons for placing all this in the “too difficult” box. But if Brexit was about anything, it was about sovereignty.
James Dobson: Leaving the EU – but not Europe – must include remaining a proud signatory of the ECHR
The European Convention on Human Rights is critical to holding the UK together.
The Brexit vote has changed everything – including the context for any withdrawal from the European Court of Human Rights.
And four proposals for reform, should we vote to Remain.
“So regardless of the EU referendum, my view is this. If we want to reform human rights laws in this country, it isn’t the EU we should leave but the ECHR and the jurisdiction of its Court.”
After Paris and now Brussels, let’s avoid claims based on gut feelings, out-dated information or – dare I say it – wilful misunderstandings.
The protection of the rights of the individual against an over-mighty state has always been one of the main principles of conservatism.
If required, Britain’s removal, temporarily, from the European Court of Human Rights when forces are sent into conflict may be necessary.
The number in Britain today who are being denied contact is approaching the one million mark. One in fourteen grandparents are in this position.
The Justice Secretary’s course in his new post is driven by politics as well as principle – that’s to say, by the need to take others with him on prison and human rights reform.
Conservatives in Parliament have no desire to return to the kind of entrenched division of a generation ago which was so destructive for our party and our country.
There is a strong patriotic argument to be made in favour of the Convention which leaves plenty of room for criticism of the European Court.
The Justice Secretary’s first speech in his new job shows the topic may have changed, but the radical approach continues.