Protecting Human Rights in the UK

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“Protecting Human Rights in the UK”: the Tory human rights plan

Here’s the Conservative policy document to be unveiled today.

Click on the bottom left of the viewer for full screen mode, if you’d like to see my detailed comments on the text, including quite a few points made in it that I see as misleading. Or if you prefer, here’s a “clean” copy without my notes.

You can read my legal analysis and comment on the plan here.

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  1. This gives our government way too much swifting power for concrete laws to be swept. They are brandishing anyone with a liberal mind and voice as a terrorist. We cannot allow the UK Government this much cannon at this present time.

  2. You point out that many of the Conservatives’ proposals either do not change existing law or are actually likely to create more opportunities for ECHR encroachment on UK internal law. But this can be explained by the assumption that the Tories are not as interested in upending the status quo. In this sense, this is a perfectly useful document: it satisfies the armchair critics who are dissatisfied with EU oversight but can’t pinpoint exactly what they thing is bad about it, while at the same time keeping the incoming government’s options open.

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