Prisoner Voting

How the British Can Learn to Love Human Rights

Israel Butler | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

Human rights have become toxic in Britain. There is no genuine public debate over the issue - debates are supposed to be two sided, and progressive forces have not yet found a successful response to calls to scrap the Human Rights Act and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights... However, research on public attitudes suggests that this is a debate that pro-human rights forces could win.

Attorney General Warns Of International 'Anarchy'

PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics

Flouting European judges over prisoner voting would risk international "anarchy", the government's chief law officer has warned. Attorney General D...

Reject Convict Vote Challenge, Supreme Court Urged

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

The Government's most senior law officer has urged the UK's highest court to reject challenges by two convicted murderers who are fighting for the rig...

Will MPs Have Their Say On Giving Prisoners The Vote?

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Politics

Plans for MPs to have a say on whether prisoners should be given the vote will be set out today by the Government in the latest round of its long-runn...

Cameron: We Will Resist Any Attempt To Give Prisoners Votes

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has given a firm riposte to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which has ruled that some prisoners in the UK should be allowed t...