Today I talked to Charon QC on the issue of prisoners’ votes, following MPs vote yesterday in favour of defying the European Court of Human Rights, and retaining the UK’s current “blanket ban”. We explain what the ECtHR is and its role as an international court, consider what if any difference MPs decision yesterday might make, and what might happen now.

This really is a conundrum for the government – and involves an intriguing collision of national and international law with politics and diplomacy.

Listen to the podcast here.

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