European Court

Senior Tory: We Won't Get A UK Bill Of Rights In This Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics

The new co-secretary of the backbench 1922 committee has acknowledged that a UK Bill of Rights is "highly unlikely" while the Tories remain in coaliti...

Nice to See Cameron and Co Standing Up for the Human Rights Act

Tara Lyle | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Politics
Tara Lyle

As the UK prepares to hand over the chairmanship of the Council of Europe to Azerbaijan later this month, it's worth reflecting on what's been achieved in our time at the helm. There had long been grumblings from the UK government about the perceived interference of the European Court of Human Rights, in 'British business' and the PM had vowed to use the UK's chairmanship of the Council to reduce the scrutiny of the European Court and reclaim British legal autonomy. That ambition has to some extent been achieved, but I would venture that in so doing the government has inadvertently become an accidental cheering squad for the Human Rights Act.

Prime Minister’s Dissembling, Hypocritical and Dishonest Speech to Religious Leaders

Terry Sanderson | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Terry Sanderson

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, gave an Easter reception for Christian leaders at Downing Street this week at which he delivered an unctuous speech of such dishonesty and hypocrisy that it almost takes the breath away.

Is the Swedish Rape Legislation Changing?

Karin Wasteson | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Politics
Karin Wasteson

Recent statements from legal experts suggest that proposed changes to Swedish rape law might be happening soon. The changes are likely to position the Swedish rape law more in line with the European Strasbourg convention - and for many Swedes the proposed changes seem long overdue.

Bin Laden's 'Right-Hand Man' Could Walk Free

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK

A radical Muslim cleric accused of posing a grave threat to Britain's national security should be released regardless of the risk he poses, his lawyer...

Abu Qatada 'Cannot Be Deported Back To Jordan' Rules European Court

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK

Radical cleric Abu Qatada cannot be sent back to Jordan because it would be a "flagrant denial of justice", human rights judges ruled today. The fi...