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Of course, there are some uncomfortable examples. Most would have preferred Abu Hamza to have been deported more expediently than was the case. But human rights legislation is always forced to balance competing rights. This can lead to unpopular decisions but such decisions are symptomatic of a healthy and independent judiciary.
I do not believe that Parliament has given this Bill the thought it deserved and is weaker for that lack of serious challenge. For these reasons, I would urge that people keep signing the petition, and continue building the number up. Parliament must be shown that there is still a great deal of concern.
It's time for other countries to catch up with the UK with regards to supporting women's choices in childbirth. It's time for the majority of the Grand Chamber of the ECHR to catch up. Indeed five members of the Grand Chamber have already caught up.
Politicians and sections of the press peddle lies and distortions about the European Convention on Human Rights, the Strasbourg Court and the Human Rights Act. They allege that the system distorts justice, preventing evil people from getting their just deserts. They complain that it hampers governments in tackling terrorism and serious crime. They decry rulings preventing deportation to a country where there is a risk of torture or the death penalty.
It is over 17 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement which was meant to usher in a new era of peace, stability
Famed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney only gets assigned high profile cases because of her marriage to husband George Clooney
The family of Jean Charles de Menezes are challenging a decision not to bring charges over his death at the European Court
Under pressure from a couple of gluten-free vegans, the Conservatives are backtracking wildly on their plans to scrap their association with the European Convention on Human Rights. Theresa May is not the only one seething with rage. I am livid.Philip Davies summed up the feeling of the sane majority saying: "The convention has become a charter for illegal immigrants to avoid deportation and for criminals to pursue vexatious claims. I have no idea why we would want to stay part of that." As such, for your viewing pleasure, I have created The Katie Hopkins' Revised Guide to Human Rights.
Politics, human rights, popular culture: in all these aspects of life in the UK, we seem to be at odds with our relationship with our continental friends.
It should be a source of pride, not rage, that we, as a nation, hold ourselves to the highest standards when it comes to respecting the inherent value of the human. The idea of human rights embodies the principal that people are more important than ideologies. If he hopes history to remember him with any fondness, David Cameron would do well to remember that maxim.