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Posts Tagged: European Court of Human Rights
Robert Buckland: Russia, Britain and human rights. Putin has contempt for international law. And we should not be careless with it.
Proposals that define Convention rights in ways other than the Court determines send the wrong message.
After a stumbling start, the Government is heading in the right direction on human rights reform. But there remains much to do.
Richard Ekins and Stephen Laws: Sanctioning oligarchs. Here’s a guide to the emergency legislation we need.
The solution is emergency legislation that lists in a schedule every Russian national who has been the target of EU and US sanctions.
A third front is set to resume in the struggle between the elected and unelected. The Government v the judges.
Such is the logic of the new Justice Secretary’s appointment – and the combative stance of the Attorney-General.
And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
The fifth of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
As we depart the EU, a new commitment to this older body would demonstrate our continuing commitment to our friends on the continent.
Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
Richard Ekins: How the Supreme Court has empowered Gerry Adams to sue the Government – and seek damages
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
The Government seems to be gearing up for a big fight over human rights laws in the wake of the Streatham terror attack.
What you may have missed about the Conservative Manifesto 5) Johnson has neither forgiven nor forgotten the Supreme Court
He will remember Lady Hale and her swipe over “girly swots”. More pertinently, he will have in mind the court’s constitutionally illterate decision over prorogation.
In justifying their defence of Austria’s ‘blasphemy law’, its judges seem to be not just expanding but changing the relevant protections in the Convention.