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Helen Fenwick: The Conservative stance in the 2015 election on the UK’s relationship with the Strasbourg Court and its jurisprudence – bluff, exit strategy or compromise on both sides? (Part I)

This is the first in a two-part contribution. Part II is available here. Introduction – manifesto watching The Conservative party is going into the 2015 General Election with a pledge … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

Merris Amos: The UK and the European Court of Human Rights

Now that the furore of the Scottish independence referendum has passed, the attention of politicians and media has once again turned to the dangers of the European Court of Human … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Conor Gearty: On Fantasy Island: British politics, English judges and the European Convention on Human Rights

My first encounter with the fantasies that underpin English public law came in the 1980s. I had just starting teaching constitutional law and was taking my first year students through … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

Alison Young: HRA Howlers: The Conservative Party and Reform of the Human Rights Act 1998

It seems that a day cannot go by without another mention by the Conservative party of their desire to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, withdraw from the European Convention … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

David Harris, Michael O’Boyle, Ed Bates and Carla Buckley: UK withdrawal from the Convention? A broader view.

In the following blog the authors of the third edition of a leading text on the Law of the ECHR (Harris, O’Boyle and Warbrick, The Law of the European Convention … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Craig Prescott: Conference Report: Prisoner Voting and the Constitution 18th June 2014, Faculty of Laws, UCL

As is well known to readers of this blog, the issue of prisoner voting has been a long running and high profile saga. The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling has argued … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

David Mead: The Future of the HRA Under Labour

I might have misheard but perception does seem to be nine-tenths of the law when it comes to the Human Rights Act at least. In a piece in today’s Daily … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

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